Kto12 Basic Education
June 27, 2012 5:57am CST
Recently, the Department of Education here in the Philippines approved these changes for the upgraded education in primary and secondary schools. Instead of a 10-year basic education, it is extended into kinder to 12-years basic education divided into 6-years primary education, 4-years Junior high school and 2-years senior high school. In my opinion, I really appreciated this kind of effort to upgrade and level into international education standards.This is really the time that we get into a more standard education for the reasons that we are the only country who practiced a 10-year basic education in Asia and one of the 3 countries in the whole world. Imagine that? Anyways, although, parents here in Davao City really don't agree on this for the financial and time span reasons, I just hope that they would open their minds for the better education for our children in the future, right? As parents, what is your opinion about it?
27 Jun 12
I did not even know that you only have 10-year basic education. Do students graduate from high school after completing grade 10? If so, there must be quite young graduates; do they enter college at 15-16 years of age then? I'd imagine such major changes will take some time to gain full acceptance. But in the long run, I think 12-year basic education would be preferred by most as it is more of a standard system of education worldwide.
• United States
28 Jun 12
The U.S. has a K-12 System, and there are some places where it is okay, but honestly, there are just some children and people who don't do well in school. Let's acknowledge this, and for those children, after Middle School, I would recommend that some of them start learning a trade or finding what they would be really good at. With an economy that is highly unstable, you have to start considering what you want to do early. Another thing, in the U.S., a high school degree is pretty much the same as a GED these days. It still only gets you a minimum wage job. If you don't go to college or learn a trade, then you don't get much of anything.
• United States
27 Jun 12
That's actually pretty awesome to learn. Does that mean that the learning curve stays the same, or does it make it curve up/downward? I'm not sure how things go over in the Phillipines, but over in the U.S., Education is for free in your local area. Otherwise, it does cost money to go to a private or a public school in a different location. I certainly hope this influences the other 3 nations to change to a K12 type of education. This is a large step and should definitely make an influence to the remaining countries to enforce this idea instead of K10.