- The ACT commended DepEd Secretary Briones’ lifting of the daily lesson logs order
- Instead of the DLL, the teacher and learner manual would be used
- The party supported the decision after receiving complaints of how the DLL was only an ‘unnecessary hardship’ for teachers
The ACT Teachers Party-list has expressed their support to Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones after the latter has decided to abolish the daily lesson logs (DLL) order.
In the sectoral party’s official website, a statement was released wherein they commended Briones for releasing the order, also known as the DO 42, s. 2016, which requires teachers to write daily lesson logs. Replacing the DLLs would be the teacher and learner manual instead.
Their backing up of Briones’ resolution comes from having been the recipient of several complaints regarding the initial order, especially from teachers in the primary education. The DLLs have only prompted a more difficult and meticulous job for the teachers, aside from their already heavy work load. The ‘unnecessary hardship’ even forced the professionals to use their own money to provide the materials needed since the order did not come along with an additional compensation.
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Furthermore, rather than dedicating the time for producing more efficient teaching materials and rest, it was allotted for writing the DLLs.
The order was completed when it was still Bro. Armin Luistro who manages the department, having its policy guidelines issued on June 17. It was the former secretary’s intention that teachers would feel more confident and empowered when they deliver the lesson as they were able to plan it better ahead of time through the DLL.
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Unfortunately, that was not the case as the party-list did not hide their dismay following the announcement. Moreover, they described the order to be a part of the ‘oppressive scheme of the K to 12 and RPMS (Results Based Performance Management System),’ with the former already standing as an issue to the group even during its early stages of implementation. In addition, they claimed that both programs have only brought a disorder in their system as they had ‘created chaos’ among teachers.
The ACT Teachers Party-List consists of teachers and educational staff that serves as the representative of those who belong in the private and public school personnel in the Congress. -Kami Media
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