Education is the molding of a person. Principally it is the molding of the mind, endowing it with knowledge, with basic attitudes, with selected skills. This molding is not achieved in a vacuum. The process of molding is achieved by intimate daily contract with a particular culture, formally or informally. As much as is humanly possible, formal education should be an intelligent process, the person being molded to a clear image and with the conscious objective of enabling him to live gracefully and effectively in a particular society.
The problem therefore becomes one of determining for what specific society a young person is to be prepared and once that is determined to decide what cultural influences should be brought to bear on this growing person to achieve the end desired. But there are some problems in the education system in the Philippines. Across the years our educational system has been rocked by controversies which have remained unabated up to this day. Amidst the welter of issues, two of them have managed to stand out in importance: quality and relevance. The major difficulty in education in the Philippines is the short-sighted policy of sacrificing the quality and quantity of education for reasons of economy. Bilingual policy and the problem of a national language