K-12: BURDEN OR A HELP?
ALONA V. PRADO
The full implementation of the K-12,program coincides with our presidents transition period. But after talking to our secretary Leonor Briones, our president now supports the program.
Their main concerned is to the students who are still out of school youth and college teachers who will be displaced because of the K-12.according to secretary Briones.
Thinking that those who are out of the loop should not be left behind, and he’s also very concerned about the teachers who might be displaced. Although...adjustments and preparations have been made for the past 4 years for teachers who fear that they will be displaced,” Briones said
The number of college teachers who will be displaced because of K to 12. Data from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) showed 13,634 teaching staff and 11,456 non-teaching staff may be displaced because of Grade 11 and the expected drop in college enrollment.
Since 2015, the Department of Education (DepEd) has promised to prioritize displaced college workers in its hiring process. While Briones acknowledged the contingency measures being adopted by the DepEd and the CHED, she said these have to be closely monitored “to ensure that identified challenges are met.” They said that, “It’s really the parents that will have to bear the additional burden [of K to 12], But why they really have to make this program and P parents will bear the problem?
Now that the program has fully implemented, after long time of monitoring, is k12 really a help or a burden? — oOo—
The author Teacher III is from Pampanga High School