The Cabarfeidh Pages (Highland Warriors) brings us:
THE 11 COMMANDMENTS - EDUCATION SHOULD:
Promote positive values, active citizenship and increased awareness of community and culture
Encourage positive attitudes to further learning
Have a positive impact on social exclusion and reduce alienation
Enable young people to play an active role in decisions which affect them.
Promote young people€™s self-esteem, social development and sense of identity.
Encourage flexibility and diversity in teaching without detracting from common entitlements
Promote creativity and higher-order intellectual skills and encourage emotional was well as cognitive development
Encourage the valuing of all kinds of achievement
Help young people deal with change and uncertainty and promote their capacity for constructive dissent
Help teachers to develop professionally, increasing their self-confidence and autonomy.
Encourage parents to realise their role in supporting children's education
No mention of actually teaching the children anything, just PC bollocks!
Going through the process of finding a school for the eldest Englishette I have noted this problem before. What I want from a school is simple - I want it to turn her into a decent well educated kid who has been encouraged to reach her highest potential in all areas. The school we were recommended only talked to us about how it promoted "peer socialisation" i.e. it let the kids play together. We turned that one down.