Parent questions "disturbing" EJK questions on Grade 2 test papers


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MANILA, Philippines – A parent went to share a copy of her child’s test papers which contain several “disturbing” questions about extrajudicial killings.
Parent questions "disturbing" EJK questions on Grade 2 test papers

Parent questions "disturbing" EJK questions on Grade 2 test papers
Grade 2 test papers containing “disturbing” EJK sentences | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Verna Escolano

Parent questions "disturbing" EJK questions on Grade 2 test papers
Grade 2 test papers containing “disturbing” EJK sentences | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Verna Escolano

Parent questions "disturbing" EJK questions on Grade 2 test papers
Grade 2 test papers containing “disturbing” EJK sentences | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Verna Escolano

On Facebook, Verna Escolano shared her frustration and disapproval after seeing a series of controversial questions on her child’s Grade 2 test papers. According to the instruction on the test papers, students were asked to underline the adjectives in the sentences. Some of the sentences include:

“Masama ang extrajudicial killings”
“Pulang-pula ang dugo na nagkalat sa sahig”
“Di-konstitusyonal ang pagpatay”
“Matataba at malalaki ang tiyan ng mga pulis”
“Abusado ang mga pulis”
“Disiplinado ang buong kasundaluhan”

The worried mother expressed her concern to the school principal who explained that they have a “checker” of the test papers but the she couldn’t remember seeing the “disturbing content.” The principal told Escolano that the papers might have been edited after checking.

After admitting to the act, the teacher apologized and promised “not to do it again.” She will also receive a reprimand letter from the principal, following an investigation by the council to assess if further guidance or questioning is necessary.

Escolano shared that she confronted the teacher if she has “anger issues” with the police but the teacher sincerely said no. Escolano refused to disclose the name of the school and the teacher to protect them but she admits that she’ll be asking the opinion of the Department of Education on the matter.

The post has gone viral with over 12,000 shares since posting.

PNP reacts

The teacher behind the viral post seems to be in hot water as the National Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde confirmed that she might be charged.

“Pwede lang magfile ng kaso (a case can be filed), but the school can outright terminate that faculty member,” Albayalde explained.

The PNP chief lamented how the teacher seems to have the intention of “corrupting” the minds of the innocent children. Albayalde said, “Wag sana po nating lasunin iyong pag-iisip ng ating mga kabataan. Napaka-importante ng edukasyon. Eh kung iyan ang ituturo natin sa ating mga kabataan, anong mangyayari sa Pilipinas, 5 or 10 years from now, pagkagraduate nila?”

Albayalde said that filing charges to the teacher may serve as a lesson to teachers to be more careful on what they promote to school children.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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