Why Neo-liberal Education Must be Contested?

“Not only does neoliberalism undermine both civic education and the public… but it also treats knowledge as a product…views schools as malls, students as consumers, and faculty as entrepreneurs.” -Henry Giroux

Neoliberal expansions to education in general and to the tertiary level education, in particular, were encouraged with the intention of bringing quality, productivity, and consistency in the performance of educational institutions. Neoliberal ideologues and their admirers continually advocated for the exposition of our universities to the corporate sector. It was believed that healthy competition among institutes would offer an environment where the students will acquire applied knowledge.

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