Allan Leynes says: “I read your article (‘Straight Talk on K to 12,’ March 19). Are private schools included in the implementation? My child is supposed to be a first year high school student this June. Will she be included in the six years of high school?”
Elvin Uy, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) coordinator for K to 12, says: “The transition plan for each private school is based on their resources and curriculum content. For your particular school (name withheld), there may be an additional one or two grade levels. (To get) a clearer answer, please ask (the school) administration to call DepEd. Your school needs to undergo a curriculum review before we can decide the best way for it to adapt to K to 12.”
I have received messages from parents and students, inquiring about how their schools will respond to K to 12. Some complain about the way their institutions are handling the transition and ask me to intervene.