Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero welcomes comments on her no homework bill
Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero is embracing the varied reactions to her bill to ban homework for kinder to grade 12 students.
In a Facebook post, Escudero said the comments show that the matter of homework is worthy of national discussion.
She also said her proposal is still a bill and would be subjected to deliberations, meaning it could be modified or amended.
The goal, she said, is to improve the educational system to produce better students and more productive members of society.
She also plans to defend her proposal and lay down the rationale for it. Her proposal was no whim and is backed by studies and her own experience as an educator for 25 years, she said.
Let the debates begin!
“The reaction of the public and the media on HB No. 3611 is a welcome development. It shows that the matter of homework for students is significant, worthy of national discussion. Needless to state, the bill I filed is still a proposal and just like any other bills it will undergo deliberation by both houses of Congress. Rest assured that all comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration either as an amendment or a modification of the bill. And the objective will always be to improve and develop our educational system and be able to mold our students and pupils as productive members of our society equipped with the right and appropriate education. At the proper time, which will be in the committee hearings and plenary debates, I will lay down the benefits and justifications for the filing of the bill espousing a no homework policy. It is a bill that is grounded on studies and experiences as an educator myself for 25 years,” she said.