Teachers push for 185 class days a year | Inquirer News

Teachers push for 185 class days a year

/ 04:55 AM April 11, 2023

While lauding the P50,000 inflationary allowance increase for Senate employees, a progressive teacher’s group on Tuesday said educators and other workers should also receive a similar monetary relief.

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The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Monday proposed the adoption of 185 class days a year to gradually revert the school break to April and May. The group said their suggestion was based on the Department of Education policy of 180 days of nonnegotiable contact time between teachers and students, and five days of teachers’ in-service training, as well as the school break in the middle of the school year. “The April-May school break is what suits our country best as the hottest months of the year are not conducive to learning, especially with our inadequate, cramped and non-airconditioned classrooms,” said Vladimer Quetua, ACT chair. Prior to the pandemic, the school calendar in basic education began in June and ended in March. ACT said their proposal to implement the 185-school day per year would finish every academic year two to three weeks earlier than usual and would bring back the school break to April and May after five years.

—Jane Bautista
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