"Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common." - Albert Einstein

Friday, June 8, 2012

DepEd's K to 12 New Grading System


Grade A (Advanced)  90% and above
Grade P (Proficient) 85 to 90%
Grade AP (Approaching Proficient) 80-84%
Grade D (Developing) 75-79 %
Grade B (Beginning) 74% and below


GOVERNMENT’S K-12 PROGRAM GETS A “B” FROM TEACHERS
by Teachers' Dignity Coalition (TDC) on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 4:00am ·

NEWS RELEASE June 8, 2012

Using K-12 program's grading system as standard, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) gives the government a "B" for its performance showed during the first week of the school year, which is also the pilot year of the K-12 program. Based on the grading system for K-12 which is contained in DepEd Order No. 31, s. 2012, "B" stands for "Beginning" which has a numeric equivalent of 74% and below. Other marks are D for Developing; AP for Approaching Proficiency; P for Proficient; and A forAdvanced. The TDC based its rating on the problems surfaced during the first week of classes which include the shortages in teachers, seats, classrooms, toilets and other facilities. The group also pointed out that instructional materials for K-12 curriculum which will be in taught in Grade 1 and Grade 7 (first year junior high school) are not readily available. And the worst, according to TDC is the government’s disregard to the welfare of teachers when the it hired the kinder teachers in contractual terms and will be paid P3000 monthly for the special job. The group again asked MalacaƱang to consider postponement of the program and call for a wider dialogue, information dissemination or even national debate. The group instead, challenged President Aquino to put necessary funds to resolve the shortages in school inputs, most of them are actually backlogs of the past administrations.


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DepEd at MalacaƱang, bigo sa unang linggo ng klase
by Teachers' Dignity Coalition (TDC) on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:38pm ·

Sa unang lingo pa lang ng klase, bistado na, bigo ang pamahalaan at ang Department of Education (DepEd) sa ipinipilit nilang ipatupad na ambisyosong prgramang K-12. Nakita natin ang mga binabahang paaralan; mga kulang na classroom; mga batang siksikan sa iisang silid; mga batang nagkaklase sa covered court, ilalim ng puno at entablado; mga teacher na sobra-sobra ang trabaho; mga kinder teacher na tatlong libong piso lamang ang suweldo; mga kinder classes na walang silid at guro; at kung anu-ano pang problemang hindi madaling makita at intindihin. Ang mga ito ang dahilan kung bakit mababa ang kalidad nge dukasyon sa Pilipinas- hindi dahil sampung taon lamang ito. At kung ipipilit natin ang pandaigdigang batayan sa haba ng pag-aaral, dapat din nating tuparin ang pandaigdigang batayan sa paglalaan ng gugulin- 6% ng ating GNP ang dapat ibigay sa sektor ng edukasyon. Muli, ang lahat ng mga tunay at pangunahing pangangailangan ay dapat tugunan bago tayo magplano ng isang malakihang programa at bagong patakaran. Bandang huli, ang sinasabing solusyon ay magiging konsumisyon. Ang mga guro ay handang magsakripisyo. Handa kaming tumulong. Sana man lang ay huwag ihuli sa prayoridad at sa anumang programa sa edukasyon ang kapakanan ng mga guro at ang kalidad ng aming pagtuturo.

Pangulong Aquino at Kalihim Luistro, ito po ang aming hamon.

-Benjo Basas, National ChairpersonTeachers' Dignity Coalition

The Dismal State of Quezon City Public Schools


Slideshow: The dismal state of Quezon City public schools

Jun 08, 2012by 

The school opening last June 4 was greeted by the same problems experienced during the previous school years. It was disastrous as usual. The students were once again greeted by lack of chairs, books, classrooms and most specially teachers. The government’s answer to this perennial problems of shortages and poor quality of the education in the Philippines is the K to 12 program. The said curriculum is the flagship program of President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III aside from the dole-out Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.

In news reports, Education Sec. Armin Luistro was quoted as saying that the Department of Education (DepEd) was ready for school year 2012-2013. “We’re ready. In fact, all students who will come to school on the first day of classes will have a seat and textbook ready for them.”

At the Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City, the books just arrived on June 4. According to Paulino Medrano, school principal, they have yet to distribute the books to the students.

This slideshow shows the dismal state of public schools in Quezon City alone as another school year began. The progressive teachers of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) visited some schools in Quezon City namely Payatas B Elementary School, Payatas C Elementary School, Batasan Hills National High School. Bulatlat.com, on the other hand, visited the Corazon Aquino Elementary School also in Quezon City.

The figures of shortages are glaring; the public schools across the country still needs an additional 50,921 classrooms, 74,178 teachers, 123,196 toilets, 62.4 million textbooks and about 1.3 million classroom chairs – a gap that the DepEd targets to fill up until 2016. In the meantime, a lot of parents complained that their children were suddenly transferred to the home school program, without any prior notice, to decongest public schools and give an image that all is well and that shortages are a thing of the past. In reality, the implementation of the K to 12 program, without any budgetary support, made the shortages only worse.(http://bulatlat.com)
Text by ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Photos by Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL


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"K to 12’s grading system alone is more than enough for lawmakers and parents to oppose its implementation.

Forget about the additional cost of two more years in senior high school.

Forget about the lack of classrooms, teachers and books and classes under the shade of mango trees.

Think of smart alecks bragging to their parents, “Pa, Ma, I got a grade of “B” in all subjects. That’s because I’m the best!”"
By Eddie O. Barrita
Small bites
Saturday, June 9, 2012

23 comments:

  1. Hit the real problem, not hide it. It's just a waste of time and money which should be put to good use. Hire good teachers and the pupil will be good, spend money on facilities to aid and improve quality, stop corruption, stop wasting time. The longer you make pseudo solutions the deeper the problem it will create.

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  2. K-12 is not he answer. The government should hire effective teachers, add more school buildings, build more schools, provide good facilities, improve the quality of education. The government esp. deped prolonged the agony of the parents, dagdag gastos. Mababaw na solusyon ang K -12. the government added number of school years, but shortened the school hours. Dapat hinabaan ang oras nang pagpasok ng mga bata, hindi ang taon

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  3. i do agree with the two comments above. adding 2more years to the school days doesnt answer at all to the solution of unemployment, poverty, etc...that thing corruption is the main barrier of many Filipinos to a healthy and peaceful life. How could this K+12 came to realization? Hey crap politicians, try to roam around the classrooms each town you are serving? lack of facilities, incompetent teachers..How is this happening? Eh kasi, kahit incompetent yung teacher, pero kesyo pamangkin ng pulito, kamag-anak, yun ang binibigyan ng opurtinidad. yung mga school building, kulang na kulang, sa ilalim na ng puno ang classroom dscussion dapat..ang daming dapat uunahin, nagdadagdag pa kau ng problema

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    1. Give the DepED a chance. We have to upgrade our educational system. What is anyway our purpose in educating our Filipino children? To become self-sufficient individual and can compete globally. We lag behind with other countries when it comes to basic education.

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    2. sagot g k-12 sa khirapan. almost 3/4s ng mga graduate ang di nakakapag kolehiyo. dahil sa mhal ng gastusis. 16 years old di pa mkapaghanp buhay. kya ang 2taon sa high school ay para sa skills na magagamit ng mga bta sa hanapbuhay. 18years old n sila nun at ready for work na. ang graduate ng k-12 ay parang graduate n ng voc tech ed. may tesda certificate n rin. libre! kya tulong ito sa mas marami. MAGTANONG, UNAWAIN, AT SUMAANGUNI BAGO MAG KOMENTO.

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  4. Sa aminin man natin o hindi, hindi pa handa ang DepEd sa bagong programa na yan. Minadali lang talaga nila dahil may hinahabol siguro sila, may mga gusto sigurong magpasikat. Kahit ang mga teacher minadali nila ang training. Sila tuloy ang nahihirapan, maraming kulang, tapos magiging efficient na lang ang pagtuturo sa dami ng paper works na gagawin ng mga teacher. Sa nakaisip nito, maraming salamat, matalino ka, kaya lang pumunta man lang sana kayo sa mga mahihirap na school. di ba dapat iyon ang inuuna nyo. Tupdan muna ang mga pangangailangan ng bawat school.
    Isa pa ang DepEd dapat ang nakakaalam kung paano ituturo ang mga aralin sa bagong curriculum, hindi ang TESDA. e ang lumalabas TESDA na ang may kapangyarihan sa learning process ng mga estudyante.
    Sana pag-aralan nyo pong mabuti.

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    1. KAPATID, ANG TESDA AY DI PA KASALI SA K-12 AFTER 4 YEARS PA SILA PAPASOK SA CURRICULUM, PAG GRADE 11 NA ANG MGA GRADE 7 NGAYON. KOMENTO KAYO NG KOMENTO DI NYO PA PALA ALAM ANG PROGRAMA NG DEPED. MAGTANONG MUNA KAYO O KAYA MAGBASA. HALATA NAMAN NA DI KA TAGA DEPED, PERO ANG ANAK MO IPINAGKAKATIWALA MO SA MGA GURO NG DEPED. WALA KA NAMANG MAGAGAWA KUNDI PAG-ARALIN ANG ANAK MO. TUMULONG KA NA LANG.

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  5. "If one look at the negative sides of life, what one will see are endless negative", I'm a Deped School teacher, I know maski di kagalingan mga teachers in implementing the K12 curriculum...as long as alam ng mga teachers ang salitang "commitment". www.ictdepedbicol.tk

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  6. the curriculum is challenging but the curriculum developers should have provided all the necessary and needed texts for each subject. teachers who are teaching under this curriculum are groping in the dark especially those who are under the local and provincial school board.they have to spend more in order to acquire their needed texts. i believe that before an all - wide implementation of the curriculum, the department should have provided the teaching guide, module with complete texts.

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    1. tama ka jan. paano na yung lugar na di pa naaanot ng internet, at walang access? dapat provided na lahat, implementation na lang ang gagawin ng mga teachers. Kulang ang ilang araw na seminar. nangangapa ang ibang teacher kung saan kukuha ng ituturo. (nganga). bigyan dapat ng DEPED ng laptop ang lahat ng teacher, saka broadband.

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  7. tanong ko lang po ready po ba kayo sa pagpapasa ng k-12 new curriculum?kaya ko po ito naitanong kasi isa po ako sa mga estudyante ng ramon magsaysay high school na napasik sa grade 7 at nakita ko po na puro modyul po ang gamit namin at walang libro gusto ko rin pong itanong kung magkakaroon po ba ng libro para sa new curriculum na ito?

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  8. tama pano nga namn ang mga nasa provnce na dpa kyanila mag provide ng cnasabing module na yan at mismo mga guro pa ang nag hahanap kng saan cla mkakakuha o diba sa pag hahanap plang bog bog na cla at bog bog pa sa pera kc dpa nakaabot sa provnsya ang mga module na yan i naumpisahan na agad ano ba ang meron at bakit minamadali natin ang edukasyun ng mga bata na matoto agda at kahit umabot man ng k to 100 to kung mismo ang tinuturuang bata i walan terest mag aral wala parin d ano dag dag sakit kaloobn ng mga mga mga magulng imbis na kya pa ng bata til 6 lalong na dsmaya sa subrang haba na ng taon na igugul nila tapos ano wala nmn trabaho agad kc wala ng mapasukan sayang ang 7yrs.

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  9. i think Deped should release those module both public and private schools incl
    . provinces

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  10. disqus_6Nrm8HoH72May 22, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    I think, masyado lang tayo na nasanay sa pag-oppose sa pagbabago. Kasi, kung titingnan naman natin yung magiging outcome ng mga bagay-bagay, maganda talaga ang aim ng K-12 Program. Sana lahat po ng stakeholders ng education ay tumulong na lang na mas mapaganda pa ang educational system sa Pilipinas. God bless po.

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  11. tama!, I agree sa sinasabi niyo po. Sana maging matagumpay ang pagpapalakad nito para nman sa kinabukasan ng mga bata.

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  12. saan po ba makakakuha ng k to 12 grading system?

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  13. parang nangangapa ang mga titser sa bagong programa ng deped?

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  14. Ang hirap ng KPUP. As in... nakaka pressure sa amin na mga estudyante

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  15. SNA MAGLABAS DEPED NG K12 GRADING SYSTEM NA TEMPLATE,,PARA MAY UNIFORMITY SA PAGBIBIGAY NG GRADES,,

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  16. talaga bang mass promotion ang k to 12 curriculum?

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  17. puro interventions ang kelangan para magbagsak ng studyante.. hello 60 students.. more than half ayaw mag aral.. anung gagawin mo dito? hays.. if only those in higher positions are still teaching.. makikita nila na walang kwenta ang mga policies nila

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  18. can you provide us with complete Learners Guide and TG for teachers ? teachers murmurs about k-12 for they do not know whereto get their stories and lessons.

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  19. hanapbuhay na lang sana ang pinag tuunan ng pansin , magtatagal pa sa high school mga bata dagdag gastusin sa magulang .address unemployment and economic recovery follows..

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