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Education Secretary Armin Luistro bared a proposed program that will add 2 more years to basic education. The program is known as “K plus 12″ or Kindergarten plus 12 years.
Arguments in favor of the plan, among others, include:
- Twelve years of basic education is the world standard.
- Only 16% of college students actually graduate from college. The K plus 12 proposal will benefit the 84% who may not get a college degree as it will make basic education sufficient enough for graduates to be gainfully employed.
Arguments against the plan, among others, include:
- It will add to the financial strain of parents in sending their children to school, especially in a predominantly poor population.
- A basic education made longer by adding 2 more years is not the solution. The root problem is the faulty curriculum. Therefore, the solution is to fix the curriculum.