NEW SCHOOLS

Scottish schools are increasingly secular and tirelessly promote a liberal/progressive/leftist agenda, taking every opportunity to present this perspective on issues such as climate change, sexism and feminism, race, inequality, gender, sexuality and the like. If a one size fits all education system is prescribed, then it needs to include diverse perspectives and engender open debate on controversial topics. Currently, a uniform philosophy is presented, to the exclusion of all others.

Where parents wish their children to be educated according to their values, and feel that mainstream schools are failing to do this, or, worse, are attacking these values, the government should be willing to fund alternative schools. These schools would follow standard academic curricula, but the state should not seek to impose its own philosophy with regard to values.