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Greens oppose environment of Catholic schools
April 29th, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS
Controversial stance omitted from 2016 Scottish Green Party manifesto but still remains party policy, Ian Dunn and Daniel Harkins report
The Scottish Green Party has admitted that it remains intent on ending state-funded Catholic education in Scotland. Despite the policy being left out of the party’s 2016 manifesto ahead of the May 5 elections, a Green spokesman told the SCO that ‘the Scottish Greens’ policy remains to move toward an nondenominational education system in Scotland, the focus of this is not to close down schools but for greater integration.’ Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said this was a policy intended to ‘close schools, and end Catholic schools in Scotland.’ “They don’t want Catholic schools and it’s important the electorate know that voting Green means you’re voting to end Catholic schools,” Mr McGrath said. “I would be interested to know what the thinking behind that policy is. It doesn’t seem to be about tolerating other people’s wishes, or allowing parental choices, but instead imposing a one size fits all system... continue reading.