K-12 Basic Education Program in the Philippines: Beneficial or Additional Burden?

THIS DEBATE is on whether the government should put its limited resources on the Enhanced K-12 Basic Education Program which will add two years to our present 10-year basic education. The enhanced K-12 program as many now know, will have kindergarten, 6 years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10), and two years of senior high school.

According to the 2010 Department of Education Briefing Report, the last two years (Grades 11 and 12) will provide time for the student to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies. It plans to complete the enhanced 12-year curriculum and start with incoming Grade 1 students of SY 2012-13. The rationale for the two years is to decongest and enhance basic education curricula, provide quality learning, and be at par with other countries in Asia which provide more years for basic education. Now, a lot of students were alarmed. Some argues that this program will serve as an extra expense of our government while some says it’s a big opportunity for us to produce well experienced, competitive and international skilled graduates.

Possible reasons against K-12 Basic Education Program:
1. It is unrealistic and may drive more youths to drop out of school.
2. It is impractical for a country that has one of the lowest budgets for education.
3. It will require extra expenses for families in our society where the majority is impoverished.
4. It could also reinforce cheap semi-skilled labor for foreign markets.
5. It will just add up to the burden of parents and students.
 

Possible reasons for K-12 Basic Education Program:

1.       It will provide time for the student to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies.
2.       It will also decongest and enhance basic education curricula, provide quality learning, and be at equality with other countries in Asia which provide more years for basic education.
3.       The additional two years in the said program is crucial to come up with a proposal in enhancing our basic education program in a manner that is least disruptive to the current curriculum, most affordable to government and families, and aligned with international practice.
4.       This quality of education is reflected in the inadequate preparation of high school graduates for the world of work or entrepreneurship or higher education.
5.       It’s a good opportunity to match the academic levels of other countries.

Contributors/Online Moderators:
JESSE MAE OLIVA went to Damong Maliit Elementary School and Novaliches High School in Quezon City.
KIN PEARLY FLORES graduated from Cauayan South Central School in Isabela and Sta. Lucia Academy inLucia, Ilocos Sur.
MUTYA EMPRECIO is an alumna of Almanza Elementary School and New Era University.
GREJEAN MAY ATALE is from East Central School and Palawan National High School in Puerto Princesa City.
 
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I HAPPY BEC.TO THIS CURICULUM I EXPERIENCE MANY LESSON AND KNOWLEDGE .IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME BEC.IM ADVANCE TO LESSON AND IF I GO IN COLLAGE IM READY.?

K-12 ia interesting curriculum in highschool becauseit helps each students like me to level up our knowledge and it gives advance learning to enhance and develop our talents and skills.This K-12
educational program help students to become more intelligent and progressive

the k-12 basic education program is important because it help the students have more knowledge and and experience about the other things they have'nt know.When students graduate the k-12 even they did'nt enrolled in colledge they can apply works because they have an experiences knew when they study the k-12basic education especially when they are in grade 11 and 12.

i think that our lessons in k-12 is more exciting,because we encounter the lessons that not encountered by the last students,but i think also that it would be hard because the topic now iscombine to each other.

for me k to12 basic education program is better for us bec. its gives new knowlegde and skills and advace knolegde its helps us and in our country.
it is very beneficial to our country and our society.

by:nilven patriarca
viii-st. bridget

the kto12 education program is very beneficial to us bec. its gives more knowlegde and skills to us to our country and our society in children ,teacher,students and for us and its a good oppurtnity to us.

by:nilven patriarca
v11-st.bridget

the kto12 education program is very beneficial to us bec. its gives more knowlegde and skills to us to our country and our society in children ,teacher,students and for us and its a good oppurtnity to us.

by:nilven patriarca
v11-st.bridget

for me,k to 12 is good for students because the lessons are not usual as in the past. the lessons now are more complicated compare to other lessons. and k to 12 help us to decide what course is exact to our skill

for me,k to 12 is good for students because the lessons are not usual as in the past. the lessons now are more complicated compare to other lessons. and k to 12 help us to decide what course is exact to our skill

For me k-12 is benificial because it helps us to make our country men to be knowledgable person for us to make our country be globaly competitive.

for me k-12 curriculum is ok because it will help us to be a globally competetive person. It will also add more knowledge to every student. But I suggest, our government must prioritize first our new curriculum. The government must add more facilities in every school here in the Philippines. T.Y. :)

for me k-12 is benificial because it will help us to make our country men to be more knowledgable person. It will also be benificial becauseit will make our country be globaly competitive.

For me, the K-12 Program is important to us because this program is not only for enjoyment of the Dep-Ed and our Government, this program help us to learn more knowledge and this knowledge we bring, will help us to become successful in our life ..
K-12 Program is beneficial to us because, like I said, it help us to become successful and REACH our goal or ACHIEVE our goal ..
I know that many parents did not like this program, but we think first the good outcome of this program..

K-12 program is important to us, because, this program help us to learn more knowledge and this knowledge help us to become succsessful in our life and this program help us to REACH our Goal or ACHIEVE our goal in our life !!
This program is not only For the enjoyment of our Government, this program aims to teach children to be first in the discourse of school lesson..
i know that many parents disagree in this program, but think first the good arising of this program..

For me,I agree with this program in the phillipines.Because it provides us enough time to do the activities very well and may help us also to achieve those goals related to ourselves.It also help us to develop our talens and skills even there are two years added in the secondary school.And it's having a big use to become a competitive country.

it is an additonal contribution in the phillipine country

i think that is another burden to the parents because the other students did not appreciate their parents.Their parents are working hard so that they may have a good knowledge.

i agree :D

for me found the addition of K-12 students for more increases the knowledge of the student to better be able to master them whatever they'll coarce .. K-12 is not cumbersome or simply dagdagin study of the student but also an ability to develop themselves for future generations.

for me found the addition of K-12 students for more increases the knowledge of the student to better be able to master them whatever they'll coarce .. K-12 is not cumbersome or simply dagdagin study of the student but also an ability to develop themselves for future generations.

for me found the addition of K-12 students for more increases the knowledge of the student to better be able to master them whatever they'll coarce .. K-12 is not cumbersome or simply dagdagin study of the student but also an ability to develop themselves for future generations.

for me found the addition of K-12 students for more increases the knowledge of the student to better be able to master them whatever they'll coarce .. K-12 is not cumbersome or simply dagdagin study of the student but also an ability to develop themselves for future generations.

for me found the addition of K-12 students for more increases the knowledge of the student to better be able to master them whatever they'll coarce .. K-12 is not cumbersome or simply dagdagin study of the student but also an ability to develop themselves for future generations.

for me found the addition of K-12 students for more increases the knowledge of the student to better be able to master them whatever they'll coarce .. K-12 is not cumbersome or simply dagdagin study of the student but also an ability to develop themselves for future generations.

for me ung program helps K-12

K to 12 basic education program is such a burden, why .? bcoz even college graduates cannot find jobs that are suited and fitted to their skills and abilities and now this program is assuring jobs for high school graduates.? non sense. college grad nga puro call center agents lng trbho ee

k to 12 basic education program is such a burden. why.? because even college graduates cannot find for jobs that are suited and fitted with their skills and abilities and now these program is assuring for jobs after high school .?? non sense, college grads nga puro call center agents trbho ee.

For me, I am not in favor of the k to 12 program, since Philippines has still more problems to face than this one. Teachers, books, classrooms and schools are still not enough for our growing population, we should not aggravate it more by adding 2 more schooling years. There have already been successful people who accomplished our original 10-year curricular program.

sang-ayon ako. ang dami ng problema ng pilipinas, dadagdagan pa!

disagree naman ako. kapag kasi nakapg-tapos ka with k12 program, pwede ka ng magtrabaho at madadagdagan ang employment rate ng bansa

ang tanong papayag ba at tatanggap ba ang kompanya ng mga k12 grads lang? siyempre mas lamang ang college grad!

The K to 12 educational program is very important to us because it gives more new knowledge .It provides us enough time to do the activities very well and may help us also to achieve those goals related to ourselves . Our government must prioritize first our new curriculum and its a good oppurtnity for us to have a K to 12 basic educational program .

The K to 12 educational program is very important to us because it gives more new knowledge .It provides us enough time to do the activities very well and may help us also to achieve those goals related to ourselves . Our government must prioritize first our new curriculum and its a good opportunity for us to have a K to 12 educational program .

For me K-12 basic educational program is beneficial because it can help us to have work faster or easier than the casual education that we have used in many years.We can also find courses easily that are suitable or fitted on our skills by this curriculum.

the k-12 program in the philippines is beneficial to the student, because k-12 curiculum has advanced teaching than the past curiculum,after you graduated in high school you can easily find a job to save money for college and the degree course will be two years than 4 years

i think it is good for us bec. in k-12 we can tke work after we graduate.

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this program for me is someting that can help us . . i think its a beneficial not just for the student in the present but also for there future. . for finding a match job ,for reviewing and studying the past lessons that so damn hard for them to understand........

this program for me is someting that can help us . . i think its a beneficial not just for the student in the present but also for there future. . for finding a match job ,for reviewing and studying the past lessons that so damn hard for them to understand........

For me k-12 is helpful to other students because you will learn everything and if you don't have money in studying in college you can have a vocational coures.

k to 12 basic education program is such a burden. why.? because even college graduates cannot find for jobs that are suited and fitted with their skills and abilities and now these program is assuring for jobs after high school .?? non sense, college grads nga puro call center agents trbho ee.

Beneficial because advanced learning to students. It also help students to enhance their ability and it provide quality learning.

tama! every school needs more facilities :)

I agree with the K-12 program with all respect. I do believe that having that K-12 is actually good for all the students who is currently experiencing this kind of program. They become more advance,and smarter then before.

For me the k-12 program was so very helpful to us because the lesson was highly covered than the lesson of other year ...the lesson of 4yh year was also covered by the k-12 program.And the k-12 program help us to acknowledge new learnings .and help us to achieve our talents and skill also..

I agree to the k-12 curiculum because this project of the government will help us to have a good work.This curiculum is very helpfull because if you dont have a money to study in collage university this k-12 help you to enhance your skills because they will give a chance to experience a collage life for 2 years and vocational course . Im very thanful because i dont have a father to guide me but i have my mom to support and help me for all the things that im doing,so that i have to study hard for my future and to my family.And this k-12 curiculum will help me to have a better and good future and work,THANK YOU !! if you want to comment just comment because this is our project in ARALING PANLIPUNAN ! thanks ..

i think k-12 is just an additional burden. many youth can't pursue their studies because they don't have enough MONEY. As far as i know it can only cause additional expenses to their guardians/ parents.

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curfew for minors: ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE? AND WHY?
For me advantage because as a teenager other parent should be strict as possible about the curfew time in order to.
let their kids know that the schedule needs to be followed with no expection allot. The teens will learn the importance of being on time to places and in the future to work also other events. Curfew does help prepares them for the future by helping them to be prepared to be able to handle being a responsible young adult once when they reach that age.

in my own opinion,k-12 program is helpful for all the students like us, in order for us to be advance in learning, we have also a time to train our skills to improve it, to achieve our goals in lives . in this program we will learn all the things that was not teach to us before.
in this program we will also learn a lot of things. we are lucky that we're belong in this program because after we graduate in grade 12 , we can find a job that will suit to our knowledge .and also Our parents will not be disturb or will not be worried about our future life , unless we are the one has a problem in our personal life ..
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FOR ME K-12 IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ENHANCE THE SKILL FOR HER OR HIS AMBISION AND MORE INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE.K-12 DECIDE WHAT COURSE THAT EXACT TO OUR SKILL

curfew for minors: ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE? AND WHY?
For me advantage because as a teenager other parent should be strict as possible about the curfew time in order to.
let their kids know that the schedule needs to be followed with no expection allot. The teens will learn the importance of being on time to places and in the future to work also other events. Curfew does help prepares them for the future by helping them to be prepared to be able to handle being a responsible young adult once when they reach that age.

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