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Lawmakers push no-homework policy

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — Students from kindergarten to high school may soon be enjoying the no-homework policy.

 

A bill that seeks to remove homework as a requirement in class and promote more activities in the campus has been filed in the House of Representatives.

 

Evelina Escudero, Deputy Speaker and the representative of the 1st District of Sorsogon filed House Bill No. 3611 which is the no-homework policy for the children to have more quality time at home.

 

“Homework assignments can deprive students and parents precious quality time for rest, relaxation and interaction after school hours and even on weekends,” the Sorsogon representative said in a note.

 

A similar measure removing the homework as a school school requirement was also filed by Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas, but only on weekends.

 

The celebrity congressman said that his bill would promote schoolchildren’s “physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being.”

 

Furthermore, he said that there should be a fine of P50,000 or imprisonment of one to two years on teachers who would violate the no-homework policy.

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