‘Teachers buy chalk, cops get free bullets’

MANILA, Philippines --- "Why should teachers pay for chalk and bond paper out of their own pocket when police officers get bullets for free?" a Twitter user wrote in a viral post last week, quoting a public school teacher. As though in response, Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto has filed a bill creating a "teaching supplies allowance" amounting to P10,000 per year for each of the country's 840,000 public school teachers. Supplies allowance Under House Bill No. 3449, or the proposed Teaching Supplies Allowance Act, the Batangas representative wants to give government teachers an allowance for the purchase of chalks, erasers, forms and other classroom supplies and materials. ...Keep on reading: ‘Teachers buy chalk, cops get free bullets’

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