How K12 was conceived. Once upon a time, a group of experts was tasked to identify the problems of the Philippine educational system. Problems identified: Lack of comfort rooms, lack of classrooms, lacks of books, lack of teachers, lack of chalk, very low salary. The experts were given one week to come up with a solution. After one week, they came back with the ultimate solution: Add two more years of schooling!! Thus the K+12 was born.