Lady lawyer throws shade at “no homework” bill proponents, tells em to study this carefully, believes schools should have been consulted

The no homework bill being pushed by two House Representatives has divided public opinion.

While students and some parents welcome the proposal, some netizens, including teachers are against it.

Meanwhile, DDS lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles has taken to Facebook to share her personal opinion on the “no homework” bill and and based on the tone of her writing, she has mixed feelings on the issue.

Yes, she agreed that children need creative and recreative time and kids should have time to play because no play makes Jack a dull boy.

However, Angeles believes schools should be given the freedom to determine what is good for the pupil.

Angeles also believes that culture should determine what is the appropriate learning style in delivering the lessons to the pupils.

You may read Trixie Cruz-Angeles full FB post below.

Agree that children need creative and recreative time. Hindi pwedeng puro aral, kasi diminishing returns yan. Di ba all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

At the same time, I am suspicious every time Congress tries to intervene in schools. Dapat ang paaralan ang mag determine kung ano ang mas maigi para sa bata, dahil iba iba rin ang mga bata. Di pa nga natin pinaguusapan ang mga may special needs, ha.

Sa tingin ko, ang basehan ng proposal ng bill na ito tunkol sa homework ay ang polisiya sa Finland. Duon, late na pinagaaral ang mga bata (7years old, although meron mas maaga rin), mahaba ang bakasyon, maikli ang school hours.

Pero base ito sa kultura nila at sa realidad duon. Unang una, matindi ang tiwala ng mga magulang sa mga guro. Mataas ang bayad, at high status ang posisyon ng teacher sa kanilang lipunan. Buhos ang pondo sa mga paaralan.

Resulta? Mas mataas ang graduation rate nila at generally successful ang populasyon. It works for them.

Samantala naman, iba sa Japan at Singapore. Mas mahaba ang oras sa school, mas maraming homework. Yung work ethic at high premium sa success at pagpapasok sa magandang university ay driving force sa mga estudyante. May downside, syempre. Halimbawa, sa Japan, ang tindi ng stress sa mga bata, at may mga instances ng suicides dahil dito. Still, for them it works.

In the end, kultura pa rin ang mag determine dapat ng style ng pagturo.

Pagaralan pa ito ng mabuti.

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