The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26, Section III “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children”
To choose the kind of education parents want for their children has been violated the human right itself.
Education has been regarded in all societies and throughout human history both as an end in itself and as a means for the individual and society to grow. Its recognition as a human right is derived from the indispensability of education to the preservation and enhancement of the inherent dignity of the human person.
Education is the top priority of our presently president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. He has been making innovations to this sector like today’s most controversial the K-12 System. This program was widely spread across the nation. On the other side, when this agenda was introduced to the public many had reacted especially the parents who send their children to school for it might cause financial problems on their part. Therefore, parents are affected to the kind of education we obtained.
But before we go further, we need to distinguish the education in primary, secondary and tertiary years for these are three major factors contrasting the Article 26, Section III.
Children in the early (3-6 yrs. Old) and middle (7-9 yrs. Old) childhood are tend to be dependent they will rely on what their parents want for them. In terms of shelter, food, clothes and most especially education because according to Article 26, Section I-Everyone has the right to education.
Pre-schoolers and elementary children need attention and care badly for they can’t move on their own. They need a mother/father to guide them in going to school, buying school supplies, paying school obligations, preparing their school suits and choosing the standard of education that they can afford depending on what they want for their children.
But, children nowadays are different as what they are before they...
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