K To 12 Education Essay

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The modern generation has brought us to a number of social issues which needs to be addressed urgently by our government. One of the prevalent social issues is the emergence of education-related problems such as illiteracy, unemployment, underemployment, and poverty. Firstly, it has been a long-time debate whether access to quality education is a right or a privilege. It is quite evident that for a parent to send their children to reputable educational institutions, it would entail great financial responsibility. On the other hand, underprivileged children coming from average-earning or meager-earning families are left with no option but to avail of public school systems. Secondly, a number of Filipino graduates are unemployed or underemployed as per Philippine Statistics Authority’s Yearbook of Labor Statistics (2010-2014). The number of available jobs cannot sufficiently offer work opportunities for job aspirants. Moreover, employers and company owners establish stringent criteria for applicants to ensure that only qualified job seekers are considered for job…show more content…
Thus, the Department of Education (DepEd) is compelled to push through for the implementation of the K to 12 and Senior High School (SHS) program. The K to 12 Education Plan claims to be a component of President Benigno Aquino III’s Educational Reform Program and advocates that enhancing the quality of basic education is imperative and vital (DepEd Discussion Paper, 2010). The program adheres to the standardization of kindergarten and adds two more years of high school in the basic education program. The government believes that the additional two years of education will help solve the aforementioned social issues. K to 12 is the most recent endeavor of the administration to promote the educational system to the international 12-year
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