Today is the International Day of Education. The Socialist Educational Association Scotland sees today as a chance to record our thanks to educators and learners everywhere and their families in their struggle to prevent and minimise learning loss in young lives as a result of the pandemic.
We recognise that in a public health emergency socialised learning for all in schools needs to be limited to avoid spreading the virus. However, inequalities already present in our society are only exposed and exacerbated by COVID-19.
We need to start to consider ways to address such inequalities across Scottish education starting from early learning through adult lifelong learning.
Today we want to say thanks to the educators at home or in school, online or face to face, for us, all of you are key workers. (Today take the day off!)