Educators Forum for Development

Critical thinking under government attack, transformative education at risk

October 5, 2018

Recent government statements including by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) aim to stifle critical thinking of educators and students. By trying to censor ideas it finds objectionable, the State is violating the public’s right to free expression and academic freedom. This will stop education from being truly transformative. […]

Ensure free tuition as a major first step: Support right to education by improving, expanding public schools–EFD

August 9, 2017

A network of teachers for transformative education said that the signing of the free tuition bill into law is a welcome major first step in realizing education as a right and should be ensured by government  as a priority. Improving and expanding the public university system is however as important, said the group, as is […]

SHS: Public funds for private gain refrain

June 17, 2016

IBON Features — Amid much debate among its implementers and constituents, the Enhanced Basic Education Program or Kindergarten + 12’s Senior High School (SHS) debuted for Grade 10 completers this week. Eleventh graders started on the track of their chosen profession, the choices being the (1) Academic Track comprised of Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM); […]

Admit huge dropout count, review K-to-12, educators urge next admin

June 14, 2016

Where are the 1M other Grade 10 completers reported by DepEd in 2015? At the onset of the debut of the Senior High School (SHS) component of K-to-12 this school year, teachers’ network Educators Forum for Development (EfD) said that the government should acknowledge the low turnout of SHS enrollees. This should prompt a thorough […]

IBON congratulates prospective DSWD head Dr. Judy Taguiwalo

May 31, 2016

Research group IBON congratulates Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo, Chairperson of IBON’s Board of Trustees, on being chosen by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to head the incoming administration’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The group expressed optimism that she will be confirmed by the Commission on Appointments and, along with other progressives in the new […]

On strengthening public education system: Review K-to-12, educators challenge Duterte

May 16, 2016

Upon the presentation of the presumptive administration’s education thrust in its eight-point economic agenda, Filipino educators network Educators Forum for Development (EfD) challenged president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to effectively strengthen the public education system by calling for a review of the K-to-12 program and pushing for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented curriculum. The incoming administration’s education […]

Educators challenge candidates: Take stand vs unconstitutional K-to-12

May 2, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Progressive teachers’ network Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD) asserted that the K-to-12 program is unconstitutional and illegal, and renewed calls for its suspension in a seminar-forum. Days away from the May polls, the educators also challenged electoral candidates to scrap the pro-big business K-to-12 and stand for national, mass-oriented, and scientific education. During […]

The Education Agenda: A Seminar-Forum on Philippine Education

April 27, 2016

IBON in cooperation with the Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD) invites you to “The Education  Agenda: A Seminar-Forum on Philippine Education” this Friday April 29, 9am-12nn at the Conference Room  4/f IBON Center, #114 Timog Ave., Brgy Sacred Heart, QC. For RSVP please contact Joseph & Amil of the IBON Partnership in Education for Development […]