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Should K+12 education system be implemented in the Philippines?
“We need to add two years to our basic education. Those who can afford pay up tofourteen years of schooling before university. Thus, their children are getting intothe best universities and the best jobs after graduation. I want at least 12 years forour public school children to give them an even chance at succeeding.” – President Benigno S. Aquino III
What is it for?• Decongest the old curriculum• Prepare students for higher education and labor market• Comply with the global standard
• Few children proceed to high school smaller number pursue college education• Need to look for work •High cost of education •Classroom to student ratio is 1:70 •Not enough textbooks •Textbooks with errors •Not enough teachers and facilities
PhP 150 billion152,569 new classrooms103,599 new teachers95.6 million books13.2 million seats
Percentage Distribution of Total Family Expenditure (in%)Disastrous effects onthe HEIs Source: 2009 FIES
Felipe and Porio study (2010) longer education do not necessarily result inbetter test scores. South Korea & Singapore United States