Existing System has been Punishing our Students

June 18, 2010

We at Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) would like to respond to an article by Mr. Jojo Robles printed in the Manila Standard on 17 June 2010.

First and foremost, we would like to remind everyone that the crisis in Philippine Education is a decades old reality and there is NOTHING SIMPLE to how this came about nor to how we urgently need to address it. The sooner we all acknowledge this, the sooner will we arrive at real solutions.

The Fight for Quality Education is the Fight against Poverty

June 23, 2010

Despite what you have been reading, it is not entirely correct to say that our schools face the same problems they had the year before, or even as far back as four decades ago. It may seem that way.

There are still not enough classrooms.
Many schools still lack even the most basic utilities like water and electricity.
There are not enough textbooks, and the ones that are there are still filled with errors.
There are still too many children in a classroom and too few teachers to take care of them.
And so on, and so forth, ad nauseam.

The Numbers of Education Crisis: Continuing Challenges for the New Administration

June 23, 2010

We welcome our friends in media to our Annual PBEd “Back-to-School” Press Conference. As you may know we take this opportunity every year to discuss with the media continuing concerns for education reform and what we believe are key levers to address our lingering crisis in education.

We view today’s Press Conference as extremely significant for two reasons.

PNOY's SONA and Philippine Education

July 28, 2010

Oras na maipatupad ang public-private partnerships na ito, mapopondohanang mga serbisyong panlipunan, alinsunod sa ating plataporma. Magkakapondo na po para maipatupad ang mga plano natin sa edukasyon.

Mapapalawak natin ang basic education cycle mula sa napakaikling sampung taon tungo sa global standard na labindalawang taon. Madadagdagan natin ang mga classroom. Mapopondohan natin ang service contracting sa ilalim ng GASTPE.