Little Space As Filipinos Overwhelm The Schools

February 6, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to David Poindexter for this article from the New York Times.

When Irene Mendevil, a high school English teacher, shouts at her students, she said, she gets a sore throat. So she has begun to use an amplifier.

”I had the experience of losing my voice completely,” she said of her constant shouting. ”No sounds came out of my mouth. I had to write on paper to tell my students what to do.”

Ms. Mendevil, 33, shouts because her class is so big that just getting the students to listen is a challenge. There are 100 of them, more or less the same number as in the other classes here in Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma High School.

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