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House Committee Approves Bill that Protects Teachers from Bad Students, Unfair Cases

In past generations, parents admonish their children when they get bad grades but these days, many parents get angry at the teachers for giving their children bad grades! While such is the subject of funny memes, there’s truth to the situation and many teachers have actually experienced being at the receiving end of a parent’s anger for a student’s low performance in school.

What’s worse is that there are teachers who were slapped with unfair cases for matters of classroom management and student discipline. A lot of students complain of getting unfair treatment from their teachers, not realizing that they were disciplined because of their bad behavior or low performance in school.

ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio seeks to protect teachers from these unfair cases through House Bill No. 5735, known as the “Student Discipline and Teacher Protection Act”.

Tinio pointed out that most teachers in public schools already experience the burden of oversized classes, heavier tasks due to the K to 12 program, and multiple shifts each school day.

Moreover, these teachers, who happen to be the frontliners in providing education to millions of young children, also have to suffer the burden of finding it difficult to instill classroom discipline.

While child protection is indispensable, teacher protection is also a must,” Tinio pointed out.

To help teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) is mandated to create and implement a student manual.

As long as the teachers or school staff follow the correct protocol in handling the disciplinary action based on the disciplinary rules and procedures that will be released by DepEd, then the act will not be considered a violation of RA 7610.

The DepEd will also need to provide training for teachers with regard to child behavior and psychology as well as classroom management techniques.

Most importantly, the DepEd is mandated to “protect teachers and school personnel in cases related to student discipline and classroom management.”

When faced with these charges, the DepEd is supposed to protect the teachers through providing legal assistance and representation as well as ensuring confidentiality of the proceedings as well as the identity of all parties involved.

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18 comments

  1. I’m a teacher, but not in a public school, but I wholeheartedly agree!

  2. We are hoping for this bill to be utilized in public schools.

  3. Our grading system s alreafy a thing of d past. . Innovate and invent . . Inspire yhen instruct. .

  4. I am so happy 2 read this coz WE REALLY NEED THIS…Sana tuloy2 po ito..

  5. I am a school head and i believe teachers should be given fair treatment with regards to classroom management and instruction issues arising from unfair complaints of parents and guardians.. I wholehearyedly agree!

  6. Marites B. Fernandez

    Sana nga po… kc mga bata ngayon ibang iba na sa mga bata dati…. anlayo talaga na ang values meron mga bata ngayon…. sabayan p ng mga ibang parents na medyo nangngunsinte ng kanilang anak

  7. I am a teacher experienced injustice because of giving discipline to students. the most saddest thing is I was charged of which I was not done. to make it short, I urged to pay money as charges. it’s actually degrading to the part of the teacher but nothing I can but just to follow what they want for me not to be discharged from the service. I am happy that this bill will come out to protect us against students and parents.

  8. Two thumbs up! Now there will be a shoulder to lean on ang mga guro.

    • Hopefully it will be pushed until it becomes a law. It really is a boost for the morale of teachers, especially those who are victims of unfair cases or worst, bad students.

  9. This is great and I look forward on having this bill passed into law.

  10. Its aoproval will be proper and time. Teachers of millineal students needs really a protction like this.

  11. Hiedeliza A. Ruiz

    Agree ako dyan. Dahil this school year lang naranasan ko ang kagaspangan ng ugali ng isang parent ng aking pupil. Nagnakaw yong anak nya sa pera ng canteen namin. Sekreto kong pinatawag, di pumunta sa school. Pagkatapos , yong anak ng kapitbahay nya sinabihan siya kong bakit ako nagpatawag . Kasi Alam ng mga bata at nakita nila ang pagkuha ng pera. Kahit anong pigil ko sa kanila na di ito ipagsasabi, Wala na akong magawa…Kasi nga mga bata. Yon, nagalit sa akin ang ina kinabukasan nagpunta sa paaralan pagpasok palang ng pinto, nagsisigaw na agad. Di man Lang nagtanong???? Kong anu-anong pagbabanta pa ang sinabi.

  12. Ito na talaga ang kinakailangan ng mga teachers ngayon!

  13. At last, after so many years of experiencing bad attitudes of students towards teachers, I somehow feel better now knowing that we are also being protected of law. Just hoping that it will be materialized soon…

  14. Thank you for this protection for teachers. Hoping this will be materialized soon. This is what we need. To protect ourselves from students and parents who lose faith and even disrespect us.

  15. And for the bad and unfair parents

  16. Hoping for the best hope it will carry its objectives

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