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What some in business think

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Last Monday, my firm, Wallace Business Forum, held its fourth Quarterly Roundtable (QRT) for the year for our clients who are senior executives of large Filipino companies and multinational corporations. At each of these meetings we conduct a survey. You may find the results interesting.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why business should care about K-to-12

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On May 15, 2013, President Aquino signed into law Republic Act No. 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013. “Enhanced” is hardly the word as RA 10533, more commonly known as the K-to-12 Law, is arguably the most sweeping and largest-scale reform of the Philippine education system since World War II.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

K-to-12 and why every child deserves to be in school

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The idea of competition in the Philippine education system embodies the theory of the “selfish gene” as espoused by Richard Dawkins.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

To enjoy CHEd scholarship teachers to spend first

Its advocates aver that the main goal of the K-to-12 program is global competitiveness. The inclusion of skills training in the proposed curriculum belies this. It now appears to me that employability is the insidious purpose of K-to-12, on the assumption that high school dropouts need to land a job when they cannot proceed to college. If this is so, why overhaul a good system that has been there for almost a century to accommodate a segment of our student population that cannot enter higher education?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Amend K-to-12: insert pre-university course

Instead of the additional two “senior high school” years, a 2-year National Baccalaureate Program (NBP), our version of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme should be required of all college- or university-bound students.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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