[From the web] TDC Formally Submitted the 13-point Agenda to Bets
TDC Formally Submitted the 13-point Agenda to Bets
The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) has now formally submitted the 13-Point Teachers’ Dignity Agenda to the candidates for president, vice president, senators, and some party-list representatives for the coming May 9, 2022.
According to Benjo Basas, the group’s chairperson, “the Agenda focuses on the rights and welfare of the teachers such as salary increase, implementation of the 1966 vintage Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, compensation for those affected by COVID-19, free post-graduate education, provision of free laptop computers and internet services, and the creation of a separate insurance system and hospital for teachers, among other long-overdue benefits. As well, we have demands on learning itself, such as improvements in the curriculum, reduction of class size, provision of books and other materials and facilities and adequate funding for the safe return to normal school operation”
The TDC, along with ally Ating Guro Partylist, one of the groups the Comelec denied participation in May elections will intensify the campaign for the items in their Agenda, maximize the elections to ventilate those issues, and engage the winners after.
“We want to see that after this election, the issues of education will finally be put at center stage, of equal urgency as pandemic management, economic plans, and foreign policy platforms of the newly elected officials, both in the executive and the legislature,” Basas added.
Among the formal requests of the groups is a live discussion with the candidates and a formal signing of the commitment form.
Benjo Basas, National Chairperson
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