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Reasons why it’s hard for public school teachers to fail a student

Reasons why it’s hard for public school teachers to fail a student

Today’s trend in education is way different than that of the traditional model we experienced 20 years ago. Recently, we practiced mass promotion in our different schools and tried our very best not to retain a student. This means we catered different modalities in order to fill up the needs of the learners who were candidates for retention or even failure.

For today’s article, I will be talking about why is it hard for us public school teachers to literally fail our students so that you will also be enlightened even a little on what we really are doing to help our learners.

Here are the reasons why teachers in public schools find it hard to fail a struggling student:

1. Mass Promotion

There are four (4) typical types of students in a classroom setting namely the achievers (intelligent), the moderate brainy (moderately intelligent), the slow learners (but skillful), and the difficult students (slow and very difficult to handle). The last one is the one we teachers are trying to look into since most of these students came from broken families and they only come to class depending on their mood. Some of them only report during quarterly exams. In this case, it is very hard for the teacher to find ways and means to cater to his/her needs in order for this student not to actually fail. Before we actually decide a certain student to be retained, we will still make all efforts to give these kinds of students remedial classes and activities. In short, if a student can still be helped in any way we can then we do it just not to fail him her.

2. Student Background

Teachers also check the background of a certain student the reason for his/her absenteeism in the class and find ways to deal with the student to still do the necessary lessons even in a remedial class session just to fill-up the lacking lessons needed. Sometimes modules are even offered just to make sure the student will not fail.

3. Teacher Factor

Even if you try to flip the board side to side, still it is considered a lack of the teacher’s part if there is a failure in class. This is what we call as teacher factor. Considering that if there are more failures means the teacher also failed on his/her part of giving education to the student. It means that a teacher should really see to it that difficult students still learn no matter what which means more struggles for the teacher.

Our recent education is more student-based and only sees the needs of the students. After all, students are the blood that flows in the veins of instruction which is seemingly the most important thing in the body of education. Since learning is not only contained in the four walls of a classroom then I think this is why we teachers must be the bringer of opportunity for the young generations. – Clea | Helpline PH

9 thoughts on “Reasons why it’s hard for public school teachers to fail a student”

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    1. 6 years sila sa elementary hindi natutong magbasa at nakarating sa high school. Anu to joke? Dba dapat nag effort sa elementary kung saan kakaunti sila kompara.sa highschool na madami na sila sa klase? Magtuturo ang teacher sa high school sa mga bata ng reading? My thoughts.

      1. Hindi po lahat ay kasalanan ng teachers sa elementary, mdmi pong factors bakit d natuto ang bata magbasa. Nandyan ang family background(dpat pti kasama sa bahay nagtuturo wag iasa sa guro lang dahil nsa 30 ang batang tinuturuan nyan)
        Environment, yung readiness at kalusugan ng bata bka naman d sapat ang nutrients na naiintake kya hirap ang retention. Sa sch may remedial,pag uwi sa bahay d na naaasikaso.. dpqt continous practce po kc yan sa bata. 😊

  2. Rosalie Q. Cervantes

    Students’ learning is a partnership between the school and home to mold students…
    however, all the stakeholders must be working hand-in-hand to achieve the ultimate goal…
    value education!

  3. I tried conducting remediation in Grade 7 with consent from concerned parents. As the process went on, I noticed that the number of students was declining and the irregularity of attendance was highly evident. As I end the program, there were only 2 patient students left.
    With all the good intention, still the students and parents never realized the importance of the said program. I was totally disappointed.

  4. If you look at the background of students that excel both in the public and private, the collaboration between teachers and parents are very much present. For those who have learning deficiencies it might be good to have them checked with developmental psych or at least consult the guidance counselors to see what remediation can be done.

  5. Learner diversities must be given consideration. There are learners who have special needs that should be attended to. That’s right, collaboration among teachers, parents, guidance counselors and other stakeholders should be accounted for the learners’ holistic development. Facilitating learning is not the sole responsibility of the teacher. Shared responsibility is indeed necessary.

  6. Yes indeed that parents play a vital role in our Philippine education. Me, as parent of 2 since basic education started at home; to read, write and character formation. Maybe basic education as prime mover in developing learners academically the 3r’s, GRMC, understanding word/s, construction of correct grammar from simple to complex sentence with comprehension, teaching correct spelling of word/s, those are experienced by the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s traditional learning- teaching process where modern technology have had not yet implemented. Those are the days where some teachers’ taught children under the tree during Thomasites era to inculcate learnings. A chalk- board teaching strategy, a paper- pencil learning made the learners and parents awared of the no read no move policy. Those practices and implementations made and left a quality education of the system where teachers’ salary and benefits given were lesser than compare as of todays. Factors may affect in different causes but further and thorough investigation is much needed to bridge the gap. I’ll be affected as a mother and as a teacher.

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