They are really pushing through with this K-12??

@lady1993 (20087)
Philippines
September 23, 2011 7:41am CST
I really doubt this would succeed since our current educational system isn't even that good..Adding 2 more years is not the solution. Improving the quality of education and facilities would be. Adding more years would encourage kids to quit school or not even go to college anymore.. It would be a financial burden too.
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@Harmonics (251)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
The people pushing this K-12 thing are really not proposing a solution but rather a problem. It seems that they do not realize the fact that spending long time in formal schooling does not necessarily mean quality education. I smell politics and money again on this program. You see, they are not really concern about quality education. The more time students stay in school, the more payment which leads to more profit that will make the people involve fat and happy. LOL
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@lady1993 (20087)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
Yes, i agree.. this bill or law might cause more problems than sole anything. We even lack facilities and teachers with our situation now. I feel he same way too- maybe they are making this happen to get money from it. I hope this won't happen at all.
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
Increasing the number of years a student should spend in school does not necessarily results in good education. That's a fact. It has something to do with the kind of instruction given and how it is given to the students. On the other hand, the students also have to play their part. No amount of quality education is of value to a student who is not really interested and doing effort to have them.
• United States
23 Sep 11
I don't really know too much about K-12 but I do know it is free in many areas. I think giving parents and children another option when it comes to education is a great thing! There are so many reasons why this would be better for some children. Some children need a quiet place to learn and the distraction of other students would be eliminated. Other children might have bullying issues or health issues. Other children might have social issues such as phobias or shyness where this platform might be better for them. My children go to "regular" school but my 11 year old asked me to consider letting her finish school with K-12. She does not like the middle school and high school in our area because she does not feel she would be safe.
@lady1993 (20087)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
I think we are not n the same page here.. What K-12 are you talking about? The K-12 I am talking about is adding 2 more years to the education system in the Philippines...
• United States
26 Sep 11
Oops I'm sorry! Here in the U.S. they are pushing K-12 but it is a different one. It is education from home for your children. It's actually kind of cool because they take classes online. That is what I thought you were talking about.
@lady1993 (20087)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Oh, home schooling... I am not really agreeing with that either although some students really take classes online, there are tons of stuff you can do better when you are in a school that just facing the computer, and it's nice hanging out with friends too.
@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 11
There is alot of problems with educational system but adding more years is not the answer. I don't know where you hear this but it is ludicrous. If schools don't have imaginative teachers, ones that can keep students interested, then all is lost. Adding more years is not the answer!
@lady1993 (20087)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Yes, I agree with you.. adding the years is also adding the burdens of the teachers, parents and especially students.. It's in our country though, Philippines- I think they plan to implement it on 2012 or was it 2016..
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@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 11
Well, maybe there is more to learn. I don't know. When is there time to go to college? Ugh!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 Sep 11
I did not know you did not already have K through 12. I think for our country it is needed but the studies need to be more efficient. I also like the idea of everyone haveing the opportunity for 4 more years of higher education.. Education is important and I do agree they need to be more efficient in their teaching. I also like the idea of teaching practical skills in high school and company sponsered jobs for credit Just to be clear..do you go K through 10th grade and then on to college??
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
25 Sep 11
Indeed, that obviously is the answer. A rather flawed process to begin with, let's add two more flawed years to the equation. That really is going to really be the situation to say the very least. That's just like the company that is losing money, so the obvious situation is open even more locations, so they can lose even more money, instead of trying to fix what they have. Here's the thing, why don't you try and fix the education that you have? Work with what you have. Then we can really go through bit by bit to say the very least. Mark my works, anything like this, no matter where it is, is going to blow up in the face of anyone. The quality of education is going down at a rapid rate these days and this is just going add to an already pressing headache.