A blog by Aidan Jones, Chairperson of Young Greens NI, the Youth Wing of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. He is serving his last year in secondary school, at the Erne Integrated College in Fermanagh. His interests include grassroots democracy, education reform and indie music.
In a culture with such a divisive history, and such a segregated society as ours, the integration of students and children is vital to making our society meaningfully peaceful, cooperative, progressive and safe.
The current scandalously segregated education system in Northern Ireland perpetuates mistrust between communities, perpetuates inequality between people of different backgrounds (backgrounds that often transcend the traditional Catholic-Protestant divide) and perpetuates unaccountability in our political sphere. (more…)Read More