Teachers’ Rep. Wants End to Teachers’ Accountability Clearances

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The Department of Education (DepEd) should end its practice of requiring public school teachers to accomplish so-called accountability clearances at the end of every school year, a party-list lawmaker demanded on Wednesday. According to ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro, the practice runs contrary to existing DepEd rules and regulations. “Requiring accountability clearances from teachers has been a long practice in public schools despite existing rules that mandate such clearances in certain cases only. Hence, our strong demand is for the immediate stoppage of the unlawful practice,” Castro said in a statement. The lawmaker also…