DepEd's K to 12: Opinions and Surveys
Even in the United States, public opinion on the Common Core which is much smaller in scope than DepEd's K to 12, has been evolving for the past four years. Jochim and Lavery in an article published in the journal Publius have noted that "A range of issues that were largely ignored when the initiative was adopted, including concerns over cost, teacher evaluation, accountability, and student privacy were brought to the fore as the policy had to be reconciled with existing systems and institutions." Opposition to the Common Core has expanded considerably throughout the past few years while the reform is being implemented, as demonstrated by the growth in the number of bills introduced in state legislatures negatively impacting the education reform.
|Above copied from Publius|
In an article posted on this blog on June, 2012 (before K to 12 became law), Flor Lacanilao made the following observation, "...nonscientist authors and cited authorities include prominent people in education, and that these nonscientist authors and cited authorities enjoy wide media coverage...." Lacanilao noticed then that a large number of articles published in newspapers are not from academic scientists. Lacanilao defined academic scientists as those who have made a major contribution or contributions to one’s field as shown by publications in peer-reviewed international journals; that is, in journals covered in Science Citation Index (SCI) or Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, a research organization in Spain, has recently posted a ranking of academic scientists in the Philippines. The top ten are as follows: