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Barrier to Democracy
English was the language of democracy that through this tongue, the Filipinos would imbibe the American way of life which no distinction between rich and poor, which gives equal opportunities. English has created a barrier between monopolist of power and the people. English has become a status symbol while the native tongues look down. Because of their command of English, the mass has gotten used only half understanding what is said to them In English. They appreciate the sounds without knowing the sense. This is the barrier to democracy. Because of their language barrier, they are content to leave to their leaders.

Impediments to thought
A foreign language is an impediment to instruction. Instead of learning native tongue, a child has first to master and memorize its foreign tongue.
A foreign tongue as a medium of instruction constitutes an impediment to learning and thinking. A student first has to master and construct new sounds, inflection, and sentence.

The private sector
Before WWII, public schools were superior to products of private schools in point of learning.
Today, public schools are look down and only the poor send their children to these schools.
2 concomitant tendencies
1. commercialization of education
2. private owned and operated by foreigners

Other: educational Media
American films, comics, press services, fellowships in America have contributed almost total Americanization of our attitudes.
Needed: Filipinos
The education of the Filipino must be a Filipino Education. It must be based on the needs and goals of the nation. The primary objective is to produce citizenry.
Education should assure national survival. Educational policies should see to it that schools produce men and women with minds and attitudes
We must think of our future and ourselves.…...

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