Mula Tore Patungong Palengke: Neoliberal Education in the Philippines
Eds. Bienvenido Lumbera, Ramon Guillermo & Arnold Alamon
(Mula sa introduksyon)
The present education system clearly curtails the development of a genuine nationalist consciousness among the youth and the students. It continues to shape the thinking and consciousness of students towards and orientation which reflects the country’s long history of foreign colonization and exploitation.
Instead of achieving sovereignty in our political life, economy and culture, education is used as a tool for perpetuating slave mentality and a social system that protect the interests of US imperialism- even if these result in the country’s economic perdition and involvement in meaningless wars. The violent and exploitative character of the current world order is masked by the rhetoric of the neoliberal globalization which is peddled as the solution to all the problems in the world.