May 19, 2008 DO 39, s. 2008 – Private School Textbooks with Errors
To: Bureau Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Private Elementary Schools
All Others Concerned
- After a review and evaluation by the Instructional Materials Council Secretariat (IMCS) of the series Simply Science in the Next Century Grades 1 to 6 (Reprint Edition 2007) and Harnessing English Arts Today Grades 1 to 6 (Reprint Edition 2007) of Phoenix Publishing House Inc., the same were found to contain major errors (conceptual errors, factual errors, misleading or wrong illustrations, and insufficient discussion).
- Accordingly and pursuant to the provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, existing laws, rules and regulations and as a matter of national concern and extreme urgency, all private educational institutions in basic education are hereby directed not to use the above-mentioned textbook series until the same are revised and passed the content evaluation by the Department of Education (DepED).
- All Regional Directors and Schools Division/City Superintendents are heretofore directed to disseminate this Order, monitor its implementation and submit compliance report thereto on or before the opening of school classes on June 10, 2008.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.
Allotment: 1- -(D.O. 50-97)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
RULES & REGULATIONS