Senator opposes proposed DepEd K+12 program

KIMBERLY JANE T. TAN, GMANews.TV
Article posted October 06, 2010 – 08:07 PM

 

Sen. Soto

 

“More schools, not more years in school.”

This was how Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto explained on Wednesday why he opposed the proposal of the Department of Education (DepEd) to amend the law on the country’s basic education to increase the number of school years to 12 from the present 10-year program.

“I oppose the addition of two years to basic education. There is no clear benefit to adding two years to basic education,” Sotto said in a privilege speech at the Senate on Wednesday.

He added that the national budget can’t even provide sufficient funds to maintain the present number of years of basic education, but now the DepEd wants to add more to it.

“Adding two years to basic education will further increase our budget deficit. We need quality education, not quantity of years in education. We need more schools, not more years in school,” he said.

Click here to read more and watch video on public reaction to the proposed K+12 basic education program.

6 thoughts on “Senator opposes proposed DepEd K+12 program

  1. Isang simpleng lohika lamang po. Meron akong isang private tutee sa makati, isa syang Korean National. Sa kanya ko nalaman na sa lahat pala ng bansa sa Asia meron silang grade 1 -5, middle school 1-3, at high school 1-4. Ang ibig sabihin kaya tayo nangungulelat pag dating sa result ng TIMMS (isang math and science exam sa mga high school na dinaluhan ng lahat ng estudyante sa boung Asia kasama ang estudyante natin) na kung saan pangalawa tayo sa huli ay siguro dahil sa ahead ang high school sa kanila ng dalawang taon kumpara sa atin. Kung iisipin natin, base sa kanilang sestema ng edukasyon, ang first year high school natin ay katumbas lang sa kanila ng middle school 2. Tama ba ako? malaki ang magagawa ng dalawang taon. Matalino ang Pilipinong estudyante walang kwestyon doon, pero ang lumalabas na problema ay ang tinatawag nating “maturity towards their own learning” karamihan sa ating mga estudyante ay walang paki-alam sa kanilang pag aaral at yon ah “associated” sa pagiging hindi matured.
    Napadaan lang po..thanks

  2. Randy Salentes: Marahil magbago ang iyong lohika pag nabasa mo yong ’empirical study’ tungkol sa relasyon ng TIMSS at ang pagkakulelat natin doon sa “Length of Educational Cycle and the ‘Quality’ of Education” sa Philippine Education Research Journal.

    Ayon sa “empirical study”: “As for the Philippines, a scrutiny of the… charts would show her repeatedly ending up at or near the bottom. This observation seems to have been the sole basis for the proposal to lengthen the Philippine education cycle… Considering the findings from other countries, however, attributing the results to the length of the Philippine cycle is neither objective nor correct. The evidence is clear and irrefutable: some countries have short sub-cycles but have high scores; other countries have long sub-cycles but have low scores.”

    Katotohanan yon, hindi basta-bastang lohika…

  3. If we Filipinos are already accustomed to imitation from other countries, esp. when it comes to technology development, why should we deny the great advantage of improving our education system? Better system would mean better performance of our students..
    Let the young Filipinos speak for what is right for us because it is the youth who will suffer for our crook system in education — so inefficient…
    Let us give wide berth to this propoosed system. Later on, we will all witness how our literacy rate climb.
    Thank you so much.

  4. Hindi natin kailangan ang dagdag na taon sa pag-aaral ang kailangan natin ay ang masigasig na pagbabantay at pagtuturo sa mga estudyante. Kailangan din na maging matiyaga ang mga guro sa pagtuturo at lalong-lalo na nga mga magulang upang ang mga bata ay matuto ng mabuti. Hindi kailangan dagdagan ang taon ng pag-aaral, kung noon ngang mga panahon nakaya na makipagsabayan ng mga estudyante sa ibang lahi bakit ngayon hindi ba natin kaya na makipagsabayan kung walang k=12?

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