So this is what happened, it took two months for the school administrator to call and inform us that I had to appear at the division’s office for the demo and interview.I found out that it was going to be a “division-wide” ranking so hundreds of teacher applicants in the whole division came to the office just to secure their application only to find out that the interview and demo teaching were cancelled.Especially if he/she is a teacher since it makes them lose their confidence. It is very obvious that this institution is not organized and it prevents the mobility of teachers nationwide. Some of my friends who are not teachers even tell me that I am such a fool to spend my money for the school because the school should provide the money to beautify itself.I believe that any official working to serve the teachers and students should be after boosting their confidence. What saddens me the most is that we don’t have an assurance and it leaves us thinking whether we’ll get hired or not. They do not understand that the school fund which is supposed to be used for school’s benefit is not being used at all. We don’t want to spend too much of our salary to pay for what the school can’t.That is why, we decided to compile all the comments we read on social media and all the sharing of our friends working in the public schools who experienced unpleasant things related to their Ms. Addition na lang po yung mga unpleasant sentiments that I have been hearing from the teachers who are part of your department. The hiring process is totally flawed in most divisions, I should say.Here is why: Unfortunately, the voices of the aspiring public school teachers are not often heard. I remember myself some years ago: I wanted to pursue my MA and pay for the medical maintenance of my mom while supporting my younger brother for his college studies.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS GIVEN YOU RUBRICS TO GRADE THE APPLICANTS BUT WHERE ARE THOSE RUBRICS? In my opinion, it is not right to turn down someone in front of everyone. I can say that this system of screening and judging the ability of teacher applicants is ROTTEN. Napag-utusan lang magturo ng Filipino.”Dahil ayaw naming mapahiya ang mga namumuno sa kagawaran. Kahit papano ay pinangangalagaan pa rin naming ang reputasyon ng mga nakatataas sa amin. I always make sure na shining, shimmering, splendid naman ang sahig at colourful than a rainbow ang wall nito at ginagastos ko ang sarili kong pera para bumili ng materyales na kailangan.
A graduate of Education, I knew that being a public school teacher was the most possible way to do all these things so I decided to apply. I spent time and money collecting them (my PDS, NSO, NBI clearance, Barangay clearance, Police clearance, Cedula, Photocopies of every certificate I had, and etc.). on the day of the demo and interview, I was amazed of how they treated us, hundreds of applicants from different municipalities of the province.
We waited for a long time (some literally did for three days) for the interview and demo teaching only to find out that our teaching skills will not be assessed very well.
Puno na po ng negativity ang Facebook, Twitter, and even Insta world at ayaw na po naming dagdagan.
Unlike the other open letters addressed to different government officials, the aim of this letter is not to point out your incompetence.