K+12 in the Philippines

4747 Words Mar 6th, 2012 19 Pages
CHAPTER 1
Problem and its background

Introduction
Many of us believe that in order for a person to achieve success, one must have a good background in education and the attitude of a survivor. A great education begins with the desire to learn. (Osterberg, 2004). Education is important to everybody. It gives knowledge about the world around us, strengthens people in different aspects in life, gives perspectives in life and helps build opinions and have points of view in everything about life. Education is a state responsibility. The national progress of the education depends to the great extent on the productive capacity of its people. The productive efforts of its people are inherent to the individual development of the potentials.
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They also worry about the lack of qualified teachers to teach the students; that is made worst with too many students. Books are added dilemma to concern of the schools. Thus, these setbacks made the quality of education in the Philippines worse. In the latter, students were prone to drop out being caused by the mentioned predicaments above. The quality of education is a responsibility of all schools. It implies an upgrading of educational standards, a process that is similar to the attainment of excellence in education as well as in life. (Sutaria, 1984)
We cannot implement it if our only reason for doing so is because our neighbors are doing the same. We simply cannot compare ourselves to them... We can stretch basic education to not just 12 but 25, but if we are not ready for it, it will only blow up in our faces. Let us not try to be what we cannot be at the moment. Hypocrisy and education do not go together. Let us improve the quality of education first. (The Freeman)
K-12 had met criticisms, from youth, student groups, teachers, parents and academic communities. Despite of this, the
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