How About K-14?
|Above is a screen capture of the New York Daily News|
The case in New York, however, is still not national in scope. Things can change quite dramatically when a program is made into a larger scale. First, the school in New York is a bit exceptional at this point. This uniqueness may in fact be a factor in its ability to provide its students a more secure job outlook. Imagine, however, if all schools are like this one in New York. Suddenly, what is special is no longer there. More importantly, scaling such a dramatic reform in basic education comes with serious consequences. How does this affect community colleges? How does this affect vocational schools? How does this affect universities and higher learning institutions? These are the same questions that educators are now facing in the Philippines. DepEd K+12 has serious implications not just in basic education, but also in vocational and college education.
For example, if algebra is to remain a course in college in the Philippines beyond 2016, then DepEd K+12 has not really accomplished anything....