Panel Discussion on K+12 in Phil

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Moderator:Good Morning Ma,am Lasalita, Good Morning classmates. The Dept. of education has proposed to overhaul the basic and secondary education curriculum by adding 2 more years to the system. Our group will present a panel discussion on the merit of this proposal.

May I present to you the members of my panel. To my right areR1,R2, and R3. They will be presenting the side of the Dep. Of Education. While on my left side are L1, L2 and L3. This group is ready to present the critical group of youths, students, parents and academic community. Our group had conducted thorough research from the internet and had interviewed various groups. The result is some very interesting insights which we hope to present to you this morning. Please be attentive as you will be given a chance to ask questions or give additional information after our discussion.

The proposal, better known as K-12 had been met with criticism from various groups. But despite the negative reactions, DepEd seemed determined to enact the program arguing that the K-12 program will address the deteriorating quality of education in our country. Do you agree on this argument? R1 :Let me cite a school in the Mt. province named St. Mary’s of Sagada. This school had successfully implemented K-12 and as a result had been topping the National Achievement Test in the Mt. Province. What better proof do we need that K-12 will improve our present educational system? R2 :And may I add that the K-12 model had been patterned in the most advanced countries like the USA, Canada and Australia? No less than our Pres. PNoy had advocated this program to keep up with global standards and to make even high school graduates employable and to enable students to have more time to choose which careers best suit their abilities among other reasons. R3 :Let me just quote Sen. Edgardo Angara who chairs the Senate Committee on...
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