Many parents today are engrossed with their lives, focused on a means for survival, along with professional commitments. This results in their children becoming reliant on the educational system.
Parents have observed many schools are not emphasizing on good manners and right conduct.
Back in March of this year, I wrote about the same subject and noted, “Good values must be learned at an early age, and if parents do not have the time to teach them, it is the responsibility of schools to do so. We are paying schools to educate our children and educating them on good values, rather than other very technical subjects, are more appreciated.”
Parents have shared their disappointments with some schools.
In the prior column, I highlighted a parent asking, “Why teach our children what DPWH or DILG means?” They went on to agree with my point, noting, “Schools should teach our children good manners.”
With no formal training on good manners, it is additionally essential with bullying being such a common occurrence. However, many parents also claim teachers do not care when their child reports bullying incidents.
Despite paying tuition, parents seem to be at the mercy of the school, lacking the ability to voice suggestions or complaints.
This column would like to hear from school officials, to know if they indeed neglected to focus on subjects that teach good manners and proper behavior, particularly respect for parents and general respect for society.
Other parents say curriculum lacks education on the dangers of illegal drugs.
Schools much also teach about traffic laws.
Also discussed the subject of excessively difficult lesson plans in the previous column, writing: “Mothers have commented they could not assist their kids because they found their lessons a bit difficult. A father, who works as a corporate executive, found the learning process to be ‘heavy’ for his son, who is in Grade 5, while another parent said there is a demand for tutors, in order for their children to cope with their lessons.”
Some parents even suspect subjects are made more difficult intentionally, requiring parents to pay teachers extra in order for their child to pass the course.
We do not understand who designed the education system, but something must be done to improve it. Who will start this?
This column greets Nato Novero, Richard Oquendo, Luel Magbanua, Jenny Cordero, Francis Velez, Jacksi Go, Boy Villavicencio, Gus Cabansag, Pike Santander, Mike Villanueva, and Johnson Ngo./WDJ