This is in response to the newly proposed educational plan in basic education of the Aquino (2010) administration. It states that there would be an addition of two more years to make the twelve-year educational cycle, from Grade School to High School.
I am a teacher and I am practicing my profession. I am a graduate of PHILIPPINE
Teaching is my passion. I never envisioned myself as someone else. It is something I want to be remembered. I want to inspire people, touch their hearts and transform their lives. As a teacher, I want to be a candle for each and every pupil/student I encountered. I want to light their way as they journey to the path of learning.
Education is vital to every human being. It is the process by which people acquire knowledge, skills, habits, values, or attitudes. It also involves both learning and teaching.
The current milieu requires ample transmission, transitions, and characterization of learning which consequently will be of utility to every endeavor as they contend with the reality of life. The dynamic and the fast-changing evolution in the different facet of society reverberates the need for a well-planned instructions and policies cognizance to education.
The twenty-first century highlights the immense impact of increased access to knowledge and information in our daily living. The Philippine system tends to compete to the methods of big countries that belong to the first-world.
I perfectly understand the vitality of education. That it is indeed a need, and everybody must have it. But it seems that the new administration fail to see things in proper perspective and in holistic viewpoint.
According to Mr. Butch Abad, the current ten-year basic education cycle in the
On the contrary, we cannot deny the fact that as we look forward with educational setting in the optimistic viewpoint, there is still other side poignant that will be uncovered. We teachers, especially the public school teachers, also have to confront the problems such as over-crowded classrooms, dilapidated facilities and structures, pupils/students suffering from malnutrition and other manifestations of poverty, increased drug and alcohol abuse among pupils/students, and BUDGET-CUT in education. These sound melancholic and distressful but they do happen in reality.
I strongly disagree for the additional two-year plan because it will not make any difference. Instead of adding burdens to the life of the pupils/students and to their parents, why not strengthen the PHILIPPINE CURRICULUM.
I think that the new administration fail to see the real educational setting in the
I challenge everyone that before implementing this program, why not make an experimental class that possess the following:
A. consists of thirty (30) pupils/students per classroom,
B. school is located in a good environment that is conducive for learning,
C. a well-provided instructional materials, and
D. a well-facilitated laboratories
Loaded with all the subjects needed for their level using our current system and curriculum, I can guarantee and assure you that we will no longer have less-competent graduates.
I believe that before you could push through with this plan, you better make a thorough study regarding our system. Make a reality check.
Another thing is, before you praise, recognize, and commend the educational system of other countries, you better know first the proponents behind their curriculum. You might not be aware but a lot of Filipinos across the world are the major proponents, authors, and creators of those countries' curriculum.
Be sensitive in imposing the plan. Remember that we belong to the third-world countries. Most of the citizens are included to the poverty line. Majority of your people Mr. President, Sir, are POOR.