K-12 education program is the solution??

Philippines
June 4, 2012 6:24am CST
my countrymen and especially to those in high school level right now, do you want this kind of program which is another 2 years of schooling in able for you to enter in college,?or do you prefer the old 10 years of schooling system?
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@Mashnn (4503)
4 Jun 12
I think 12 years is usually the standard requirement for most other countries. I just do not know why your government choose to have 10 years in the first place.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 12
im also think it why ,. but thanks buddy for the great respond.^_^
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
I think 10 years was the standard before. Then everybody decided to prolong it to 12 years and our country decided to stick with the 10 years for the longest time. I think there are a few countries that still have this system in their respective country and we are one of those that stick longer with this system.
@Mashnn (4503)
5 Jun 12
This would also be refreshing for the students. It seems that right now, students/teachers have to work extra hard to make sure the everything is squeezed with the 10 years while indeed it is supposed to be done within 12 years.
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@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
Our parents had been successful with K10, so whats the fuss with the K12? We cant just apply that for the sake of conformity with the schools in the west. and oh! For crying out loud, we already have a shortage of teachers and classrooms, why aggravate the situation?
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
8 Jun 12
Everybody, yes that is true is doing well! Establishing careers did not even begin in highschool teaching, it think it is not the years that people should consider when refomulating the education system of the country. What we ought to do was to address the lack of teachers, and the quality of teaching methods to the kids. this would help them. I really agree with you on this
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
24 Jun 12
I think the government should improve the quality of education and not the quantity. K-12 will not be successful since we do have the right number of qualified teachers and school facilities.
• Philippines
6 Jun 12
Adding 2 years is a good idea to enhance the student's skill/knowledge but I do not think they are prepared for this especially on public schools. I doubt if they made a survey about the number of classrooms and teachers. I believe they know there is a shortage in some areas, they should have taken this into consideration before implementing.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
Well I think we still could not see the results of this new program until we start implementing it. I know it will be hard for many of the students that will endure longer years to afford to get to college but I guess it is for their best interest that they are given the privilege to learn more and hone their skills. It is too early for us to say this system won't work for us but let us look into the long term effects not the effect we have to endure right now. Look into the future not the hardships of today.
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
True as one fellow myloter said in his response this K12 program has a its pros and cons. We cant do anything now since the President of the Philippines already "pinatupad" and K12 program. Its all in our own hands now how to tackle this K12 program . My only disappointment is that the government haven't made "concrete solutions" to the lack of teacher and classrooms rather a "temporary remedy" the homestudy program ... I heard it yesterday from the news and OMG and classes ended at 7pm .
@lady1993 (17679)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
No, i still do not accept it even though they started implementing it already.. since we still lack classrooms and teachers.. Learning would be hard if students wouldn't have proper rooms and facilities.. And the new curriculum also wants teachers to teach in their first language/ dialect.
@cttolledo (4662)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
Changes in educational system is good, i think it is more healthy to take risk for another kind of educational system, what we normally do for a long time doesn't mean that it is the best for us, we will never know what is the best for us unless we tried many options,i think the paramount consideration here is that, the government has a good intention of implementing this new system in Philippine education. For me, life of the students couldn't be the same with this new system but sometimes to test our strength for our better future we have to go beyond what we customarily doing and try new one.
@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
5 Jun 12
Hi renzonation! Actually yesterday, when I accompanied my daughter who is a second year high school, I noticed that Before the word 2nd Year is Grade 7. I am referring to the sectioning which was posted on the board. But I didn't pay much attention on this. Until I got home from office and my daughter told me that there is no more 1st year this year instead, from grade 6 is grade 7 already and so on up to Grade 12. Additional 2 years in the curriculum will also mean additional expenses to the parents. Well, I really don't understand yet much about this program yet but this is just my personal sentiment. As to the benefits, I'll try to read more about the program.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
There are pros and cons to this issue. I think the main consideration of the majority is the financial aspect since the additional years that a student has to stay in school entails additional expenses and it's common knowledge that tuition costs rise every year so i think that's the main worry of the parents. Another issue is the capability of our schools to accommodate more students and of course the quality of education itself because for me no matter how long a student stays in school if he can't absorb what is being taught, what ever the reason may be, then it's just additional years wasted.
4 Jun 12
I would really love to study with that k-12 educational program! I think it's way better than our late 10yr educational attainment. It's not for just a change, it's also good for preparing us to the real world. An education that will make us ready to qualify in real job in a lifetime.
@factorial (982)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
I am a university professor and I am 100% not in favor of the K+12 program. In my graduate school class where all of my students are high school math teachers their proposal are: a) reduce class size to 45 or even 30 (as shown in the news some have as high as 80!), b) construct additional classrooms, and c) hire additional teachers. Some proponents of the K+12 program said that we will be competitive with schools abroad. Maybe fine but I have classmates/friends who are teaching in other countries. In all of my classes I use college/university textbooks from USA. K+12 is just a waste of money and time! For K+12: