DepEd Sec. Briones backs bills on ‘no-homework’ policy

DepEd Sec. Briones backs bills on ‘no-homework’ policy

- Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones supports the “no-homework” policy

- She said that students should be given free time once they are home

- Briones also said that she was studying the proposals to adjust the academic calendar

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Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones supported the bills seeking to ban giving homework to students to ease their physical burden.

KAMI learned that according to Briones, there was already a policy about refraining from giving take-home assignments to students.

“Ang gusto natin, lahat ng pormal na pag-aaral, assignment, project, whatever, gagawin sa loob ng eskuwelahan. Pag-uwi nila, libre na sila, free time nila to be with their parents, friends," Briones said in an interview on DZMM.

"Pagdating ko, ginawa na namin itong policy... Pero meron pa ring mga schools na nasanay talaga sa pagbibigay ng homework," she added.

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In a report by ABS-CBN News, Briones said that she was also looking into the proposals to adjust the academic calendar to cover summer and avoid class cancellations during the rainy season.

As previously reported by KAMI, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas has filed the House Bill 388 or the “No Homework on Weekends Act of 2019.”

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Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Representative Evelina Escudero also filed House Bill 3611, seeking to ban giving homework from kinder to Grade 12 students.

The lawmakers want to ease the physical burden of students bringing home their textbooks for the assignments, as well as to spend quality time with family and rest.

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