Are you in favor of adding two more years to your child’s basic education?
The so-called K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade) is the newest educational reform under the Aquino administration. But the Department of Education (DepEd) will seem to have a hard time implementing the K-12 plan with all the negative reactions from the concerned public.
Parents whose children are still having their basic education are the first ones to raise eyebrows on the proposed plan. Two more years on their child’s schooling means two more years of school expenses. How about those who can’t make both ends meet? Those who still aren’t sure if they can make their graders finish at least the elementary level?
It’s a given fact that the Aquino administration has good intentions in implementing this K-12 plan. But no matter how good these intentions are, there would still be parts of the society who would give them a hard time making this education amendment.
Sadly, the Philippine education system is far behind other countries’. If this K-12 plan would push through, help the concerned parties have that optimism that this would bring our education system a few notches higher. Make everybody realize that yes, we do have quality education here and we are able to produce skillful, well-rounded, and competent young citizens.
On Oct.5, DepEd will present the details of this K-12 plan. Let’s see how the parents, teachers, and students will react to the proposed plan.