Month: April 2018

The well-meaning legislators who enacted the 1918 Education Act no doubt had the best of intentions. A “land fit for heroes” was being fashioned in the aftermath of the First World War, and the woeful state of Roman Catholic education in Scotland stood in need of some generous new thinking. Separated from state schooling at the insistence of the church hierarchy, teaching was desperately underfunded and often poorly done in dilapidated premises. The Education Act changed all that, creating a fully-funded Roman Catholic sector within the existing state system. There was vocal opposition to the use of taxpayers’ money...

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