P-04-516 Make Political Science Compulsory in Education: Correspondence from the Petitioner to the Clerking Team. 17.11.15


Dear Jessica ,

Many thanks for your email.  Sorry I thought I had previously replied.

I do not have a direct response to Mr Powell’s letter, other than i feel political education is an essential element in a functioning and pluralist democracy. To have young and insightful generations engaging in the democratic process requires a politically literate peoples and culture.  At present I do not feel the education system offers our young this.

Again many thanks for the lengthy consideration the committee has offered on this.


Mark Griffiths