Petitioners said the new education curriculum puts to waste future mathematicians, scientists and engineers as it dilutes the school’s special science curriculum.
Tags: K+12 program
The petitioners asked the Supreme Court to “strike down” the K to 12 law for its violation of the constitutional provisions on the right to education, labor, and economy.
“President Aquino’s government abandons its responsibility to provide free education to the youth while pushing students to enroll in private schools, thus ensuring profits for private school administrators.”
“The Aquino government wants to make the production of cheap labor even more systematic with the K+12.”
While it is true that education has gotten the biggest allocation so far in the proposed 2014 national budget, it still does not comply with the constitutional mandate that education should get the biggest allotment nor does it meet the UN standard of six percent of the GDP. – Alliance of Concerned Teachers
“We have pointed out even before that the government should address the shortages first before they throw money into the implementation of the K to 12 curriculum. It is like wasting money while nothing is being solved.” – France Castro, Master Teacher in Mathematics and ACT Teachers’ Party second nominee.
“Coupled with the implementation of the K-12 program – which has been signed into law despite the opposition by teachers, parents and students – the new spate of tuition increases in basic education will surely aggravate the education crisis in the country.” – Kabataan Partylist
“The K12 aims to produce cheaper, more ‘exploitable’ labor. The program is meant to ensure more ‘semi-skilled’ youths enter the labor force as early as 18 years old, which will make the unemployment problem worse.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A week into the 2012-2013 school year, problems are still erupting left and right in the country’s public school system because of the implementation of the K+12 program. Mercedita Rillo, 31, has recently enrolled her daughter in a private school. For the second year in a row,…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The DepEd is trying to show that there is reform in the basic education system by implementing universal kindergarten. But the change is not for the better, the change is for the worse.” – France Castro of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.