WE support calls for reviewing the basic education program, better known as K to 12. But the purpose should be to enhance it, rather than revert to the old program that learners completed in only 10 years. Fortunately, retaining a 12-year program, the global standard, seems popular among lawmakers and others in government. Still, shortening the program should be dismissed from the onset.

Earlier, lawmakers approved resolutions to create the Second Congressional Commission on Education or Edcom 2. The coming 19th Congress should pick up where the work left off, sooner rather than later.

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