Free college education urged for kids of public educators

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Free college education urged for kids of public educators
News from Inquirer.net:

MANILA, Philippines—A teachers’ party-list group is seeking free college education for children of public elementary and high school teachers, a social wage that the teaching sector believes is necessary to augment their limited salaries from the government.

ACT party-list Representative Antonio Tinio this week filed House Bill 4077, which seeks to provide at least one child of a public school teacher a scholarship grant in state tertiary or vocational institutions.

The bill, titled “An Act Granting Free Post-Secondary Education in State Universities and Colleges and Public Technical and Vocational Schools to Dependent Children of Public Elementary and High School Teachers” is “meant to provide a substantial non-wage benefit to public school teachers,” ACT said in a statement.

“By shouldering this cost, the state shall give due recognition to the dedication and hard work of teachers and enhance the status of the teaching profession,” Tinio said.

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A senior U.S. Department of Education official presenting a report in Miami says changing demographics mean challenges facing Latino students are of importance to the entire nation.

Juan Sepulveda, director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and officials at Miami Dade College met Wednesday to discuss the report’s findings.

More than one in five of all students in the public school system are Hispanic, but they lag behind other groups in many indicators and have the lowest levels of education attainment.

In order to meet the president’s goal of having the U.S. lead the world in college graduates by 2020, officials said more Hispanic students must graduate from college.

President Obama will deliver the commencement address at the college on Friday.

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