Think that today’s students are clueless about national and social issues? They are far more active and inquisitive about them. But how do our schools communicate that to them? Rick Olivares visits several institutions and talked to administrators, teachers, and students about how corruption and other issues are discussed in our classrooms.
“Bakit pa nila kailangan mangurakot?”
It is a question asked by many students to their teachers (and parents) across the country. It isn’t as simple a question during class. Today’s students feel the impact of social issues on their lives.
Ruth Katalbas, a teacher at the Community of Learners, a private elementary and secondary school located in New Manila, Quezon City, says that she and her fellow faculty members are asked that all the time from students. Read the rest of this entry »