K-12: BUR­DEN OR A HELP?

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

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

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