Sen. Recto Filed a Bill to Increase ‘Chalk Allowance’ to P10,000 a Year

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At present, teachers’ ‘Chalk Allowance’  or “Teaching Supplies Allowance” is P3,500 a year. According to Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, this present rate won’t buy teachers a shopping cart of classroom supplies that will last for a year. This translates into a measly P16 a day. This is not enough in this age of internet when USBs, in addition to the traditional paper and writing materials, are now part of the teacher’s tool box.” “Chalk allowance’ is to teachers as what bullets are to soldiers. And those waging the…