REX recently launched a landmark work on educational law and policy making. It’s entitled, “The Education Act,” written by Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada.
The Education Act: A Need
The country’s educational landscape is changing. With these changes, we need policies that affirm not just the principles of academic freedom and equal access to education. We also need laws that are crafted with educating the young Filipino learner at the center of the journey. Additionally, the community and all stakeholders should contribute to the process in a collective effort.
REX recently launched a landmark work on educational law and policy making. Entitled “The Education Act,” the book is the Philippines‘ first and most comprehensive compendium of education policies, regulatory tools, and practices. It also includes current issues that are affecting the nation, as it undergoes transformations in the field of education.
The company published this as part of its advocacy and initiatives to introduce holistic learning methods and professional development.
Launch at the Manila International Book Fair
Released during the 40th annual run of Manila International Book Fair, the book is written by Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada. He is a family and education lawyer by practice and a much sought-after resource speaker and advocate for education.
Asked about what inspired him to work on the book, Atty. Estrada said that he wanted to “empower more education professionals, educators, administrators, students.” By writing the book, he said that he wanted to “reach out to more people.”
This is Atty. Estrada’s second book on his field of expertise. In terms of style and the overall creative process behind its completion, the author said, “now there’s more involvement in the whole process. What we have here is really a collaborative process, a team of legal experts, each with their own fields of specialization, guiding me to provide not just rigor, vision, and clarity to the various issues and their different facets and dimensions, but also a sense of purpose for the project.”
He added that he felt grateful that he “had the pleasure of being taken good care of by a leading publishing company.”
A Necessary Step
As a father of three, Atty. Estrada believes that the book is a necessary step toward securing the future generations. He believes that the young learners today will continue in building the nation forward. “This will help future generations. It will inspire more advocates for education, and we badly need them in the society,” said Atty. Estrada.
According to the author, the book is a good material for policy makers, in Congress, or in the Senate. It provides readers with the legal information they would need to craft education laws and initiate educational reforms. The proper laws and reforms will eventually help in the process of national development.
About Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada
Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada currently works as managing Partner of the Estrada & Aquino Law, Co.
He also serves as legal counsel to distinguished national education associations, such as:
- Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA)
- Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
- Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAPSCU)
- Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE)
- Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities
- South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC)
- National Alliance of Private Schools Philippines (NAPSPHIL)
- Ayala Education
- Asian School of HRMD Practitioners in the Philippines Inc. (AASHPI)
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Moreover, Atty. Estrada also advocates for improving education. He represents in policy consultations with the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. He is regular resource person invited to hearings and proceedings at the House of Representatives and the Senate Committee on Education.
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