The Scottish Union for Education has been founded by parents, teachers and lecturers in a bid to fight back against some of the teaching in schools, including the controversial sex surveys.
A new union has been founded by parents, teachers and lecturers in a bid to stop the SNP allegedly indoctrinating school children in Scotland by using “white privilege and transgender ideology.”
Numerous complaints have been made about what pupils are taught in schools, including the controversial sex survey which was rolled out last year and included questions on anal sex.
And now the Scottish Union for Education (SUE) has been founded to allow them to fight back against initiatives which they believe are not suited for teaching.
Dr Stuart Waiton, lecturer in sociology and criminology at Abertay University, is involved in the project which will operate under the banner of “education not indoctrination.”
Sue also pledged to fight for “individuals and communities across Scotland who recognise that something is going seriously wrong in our schools and education institutions”.
Other founder members of the group include Lindsay Paterson, professor of education at Edinburgh University, Dr Penny Lewis, a Dundee University architecture lecturer and teacher Stuart Baird.
Dr Waiton will chair the union, and described why it was needed. He said: “Whether it is the divisive promotion of ‘white privilege’, the adoption of a transgender ideology, or the increasingly inappropriate nature of sex education, it is clear that a new type of dogma is being pushed on to Scottish children.
“Unfortunately, schools are increasingly being politicised. A social engineering agenda of ‘diversity’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘social justice’ is starting to replace the more traditional liberal focus on subject-based knowledge, the core foundation of our renowned and progressive education system is being eroded.”
The union will campaign on a variety of issues such as the teaching of history to the content of relationship, sexual health and parenthood classes which have been criticised previously.
We previously told that some children as young as seven were being asked about their gender identity through a school survey in Aberdeen, which is run by a SNP/Lib Dem coalition.
Official government advice also urges teachers to educate primary children about transgenderism and to withhold information from parents if a pupil confides in them that they identify as transgender.
Sue’s main demand is that parents have a right to know what their kids are being taught.
Dr Waiton said: “If the content of education is becoming politicised and confused there is also a confusion of roles around topics like sex and gender.In a reversal of roles, schools appear to be taking on the role of the child’s guardian, accepting without question that 12-year-olds can change their sex, while demonising parents who express concerns.
“In all subjects, including for example mathematics, teachers are being instructed to incorporate an antiracist, diversity-aware dimension to their lessons, often assisted by the degraded and one-dimensional representation of ‘white privilege’.”
The Scottish Government did not comment to Sue’s claims about education in Scotland. John Swinney previously defended Scotland’s sex education curriculum which included lessons about pornography, anal sex and transgender identity.
In 2019, he told the National Parent Forum of Scotland the material was “truly age appropriate”, dealt with “the world as it is” and was designed to offer a realistic portrayal of relationships to older teenagers who may have seen extreme behaviour in online pornography.
He said: “It is promoting nothing. It is equipping young people with a knowledge and an understanding of what they can make their judgments about as responsible citizens.”