Gatchalian wants focus on Math, Reading, K to 12 program too overcrowded
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian pushed for more focus on students’ abilities to read and deal with numbers.
Gatchalian said that K to 12 curriculum “needs decongesting” as it requires students to study too many competencies, affecting their capability to master basic abilities.
He raised this concern as the incoming administration said it would review the K to 12 program.
The senator said there is a need to refine the curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 3 learners.
He also pointed to international assessments that revealed that the PH learners are struggling in the critical learning areas of Math and Reading.
Gatchalian believe this would lead to “negative and long-term” consequences for their future and the country.