Research Paper about Kto 12 - TITLE#1 The plight of the Senior High School in the Philippines INTRODUCTION The Department of Education with the

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TITLE #1: The plight of the Senior High School in the Philippines INTRODUCTION The Department of Education with the collaboration of the government officials and the perception of the Filipinos implemented the K-12 curriculum last 2015. It was actually enacted into law last 2013 before executing it. This k-12 program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (6 years of Primary Education, 4 years of Junior High School, and 2 years for Senior High School) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. That is why this Research Paper focuses on the level of preparation the K-12 curriculum has particularly to the Senior High School Department. Many people of the Philippines veered from this concept. For them, Philippines are not yet ready for this kind of educational curriculum, just not now. But according to Isagani Cruz (2010), the presence of K-12 curriculum is beneficial to those who want to work right after graduating at Junior High School. These benefits help the Filipinos especially the students who were financially incapacitated to pursue their chosen tracks/careers in just a spun of 2 years. Aside from that, the DepEd thought that the only country that is in the least status in terms of education is our country which is the Philippines. So they made a courageous decision to implement it last 2015. Despite the circumstances, still, the Philippines executed this new curriculum even if many people, from high state to low state, oppose this program. They never knew from the first place that their reluctant decision will lead the educational plight of the Philippines to a more serious problem. When this curriculum was implemented and was used by many Universities all over the Philippines, problems were arisen during the initial stage. These problems signifies how unprepared the Philippines is. In accordance with the opinion of the organization called Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), the k-12 curriculum should be suspended now. It is because of the ten reasons they stated pertaining to the negative effects of K-12 curriculum to the students and to the teachers. These reasons include: 1.) The Government is not yet prepared to implement a 12-year Basic Education Cycle mandated by K to 12, as manifested by the actual insufficiency of classrooms, libraries, toilets, and other facilities: textbooks, modules, and other instructional materials: teachers, non-teaching staff, maintenance staff, and other education sector personnel in the old 10-year Basic Education Cycle, 2.) The Government’s actual education budget in recent decades never reached 4% of the GDP, while the global standard is pegged at 6% of the GDP, hence, the K-12 program will be underfunded with predictably disastrous consequences, 3.) The almost simultaneous implementation of three big educational reforms- Mother-Based Multilingual Education in the primary level, the creation of a two year Senior High School at the Secondary Level, and the Introduction of a trimmed down new
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