“for me, i would agree K-12 Basic Ed…
Because, like what other says many of graduated are unemployed bec of lack of knowledge.. or maybe they dont know how to say in interviewm some like that.. Unprepared… Mashado pa bata para maggraduate nang maaga..
ung sinabi na nasa Dubai, she wasn’t recognized because she finished only 10yr basic ed.. Even i know someone that migrated in US, fresh graduate of highschool here, he/she wasn’t accepted to enter to university/college because he/she have to complete another 2 yr of basic ed..
it would be great to have K-12 in Philippines to able to my future son/daughter to have a bright future/career of their own..
yes, i know, to the poor family, it will be the financial problem, but i think, the deped will give them orientation to explain elaborately the advantages of K-12, they will understand and it will be helpful to have their children to have a bright future and improve their knowledge and good communication skill and also it will help them to decide very well for what they want to take up in college…
I hope this will be helpful… And Go ako sa K-12
thank you very much”
Today, I received the above comments in response to a Multilingual Philippines post, DepEd to phase in 12 years of basic education. The commenter makes for a compelling reason for the additional years of school.
But seriously, how many of our high school graduates really get to study or work abroad? And how many, for whatever reason — and there are plenty — stay behind, decide to attend our own colleges, or forego college and compete for local jobs, or do just anything to survive, or go back to the farms, or blend in the unemployed, etc.? Is there a point to impose the additional cost and suffering (on account of the added 2 years of school) on the millions who would remain in the Philippines? Are we content on just being “surrogate” educators for those who wish to “escape” from the Philippines to benefit foreign employers or foreign schools? Should we just hop onto the K+12 bandwagon simply because the Joneses did it? Or, should the discussion or emphasis be shifted to seriously improving the quality of local education at all levels — not necessarily lengthening it — so that the products of our school system, whether they graduate or drop out, become more useful locally to help us get out of the general rut we’re in?