As Senate Debates DepEd's K to 12
Unfortunately, the likelihood that the discussion in the Senate will be framed within an evidence-based approach is close to nil. Angara already notes that the change in curriculum is not new and that consultations have been made throughout the entire country.
As the Senate debates DepEd's K to 12, I wish senators would first read an article by Professor Paul Thomas of Furman University where he talks about how education reform in the United States has been missing the correct approach to education reform. Thomas' important points are:
- Standards have never worked and never will.
- Student poverty is a very strong factor.
- Teacher quality is not a major factor to student learning, but society's treatment of its teachers is.
...Because "reform" has been a political football; not a process of scholarship, research and implementation by educators."
|Photo downloaded from Daily Kos: Faux Education Reform or Improved Education|
Here's the article: