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scenario Scenarios

  • All children should have the same state education

oneliner One-liners

  • Who decides what that should be?
  • Do you trust ‘the state’ is always right in all things?
  • Should parents have a veto (eg teaching on religion or politics)?

body In-brief

  • All policy is ‘politics’ ie decisions made to balance various views and value, so policies applied to education and curriculum reflect the values of a small group in the Government. The education of our children is too important to be delegated away like that especially when you see the results: the negative attitudes and ethos of some schools and the limited attainment of children.

    Every subject is important as they reflect God's creation in different ways - from pure maths to english to metalwork, all should be celebratory, enjoyed and valued. Sports teaches many lessons, as does the social falling in and out of friendships. The process of learning is a useful discipline and achievement in itself. A positive and orderly work environment is vital.

    Because these are all valuable and 'sacred' different approaches should be allowed, apart from the government one. This includes different forms of home-schooling.  If the civil government decides on a particular set of ethics and approaches, parents should be free to choose ones closer to what they believe is true.

    There can be objective and useful measures of attainment and these should still be used but should be verified by future employers.

shield Shield verses

  • God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Daniel 1:17

deeper Digging deeper

Stream: Society / Section: Education