Thesis Statement: K+12 program will worsen the current situation of our education system Introduction
Elementary and high school education is compulsory in the educational system of the Philippines. It is managed nationally by the Department of Education, along with the guarantee of funding for school’s necessity and recruitment of teachers for all public high schools. Students should enter elementary schools at the age of six or seven, and for a length of six years. Then, at the age of twelve or thirteen, students should then enter high school for a length of four years. With a total of ten years, that is the compulsory education here in the Philippines. But recently, the Department of Education is now up for the implementation of the K+12 program which follows the K-6-4-2 model where basic education equates to Kindergarten plus six years in elementary (Grades 1 to 6), four years in junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) and introduction of two years in senior high school (Grades 11 and 12).
Ever since President Aquino expressed his favor of the plan, the program was not welcomed warmly. It was objected not just by students and parents, but the teachers as well. But unfortunately, the government persistently clung to their somewhat irrevocable scheme. Although the government boasts that upon the implementation of K+12, our educational standards will be parallel to international standards. It also promises better opportunities to senior high school graduates for they will be equipped with skills similarly to the skills in the associate grads and diploma in whatever holder. So if they can’t afford to go to college, they’ll never run out of alternative routes. The K+12 program bragged about increasing government GDP allocation to education from 2% to 3%. Definition of terms
Allocation - The action or process of allocating or distributing something. Implementation - The act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order. Approximately - Imprecise but fairly...
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