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Thread: Petition asking for free music tuition for school children.

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    Default Petition asking for free music tuition for school children.

    There is a petition about free music tuition for school children on the Scottish Parliaament website.

    "Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to change the law to ensure that musical instrument tuition is available as of right to all children attending state schools in Scotland who wish it, free of charge. ":

    http://www.parliament.scot/GettingIn...itions/PE01694

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    Would you be happy to pay more income tax to cover the “free” tuition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Would you be happy to pay more income tax to cover the “free” tuition?
    I doubt if it would ammount to more than a few pennies extra per month for each taxpayer (I am a taxpayer), so I would be prepared to do that.

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    The biggest problem for this is lack of music teachers and a severe lack of instruments. It has always been this way, even when i was at school many years ago

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    One of the better ideas to come before the Scottish Parliament
    https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playi...-anita-collins

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    Free lessons in witchcraft would benefit the country more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayola View Post
    Free lessons in witchcraft would benefit the country more.

    Never underestimate the magical power of music.

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    Indeed. And never underestimate how dangerous uncontrolled music can be when performing experimental spells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayola View Post
    Free lessons in witchcraft would benefit the country more.
    And having school leavers who could actually read, write and count would be fantastic. Alas, that seems to be something of a rarity these days.

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    Indeed, and somewhat more useful skill to learn than mashing a keyboard with your elbows
    Things like music (and religious education) tuition I see as a nice to have and if desired should be funded privately outside of the curriculum
    W.A.T.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    And having school leavers who could actually read, write and count would be fantastic.
    Well, if they'd had halfway decent music lessons then their reading and counting abilities would be enhanced.

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    not as much as if they spent the extra time in maths and English class
    W.A.T.P.

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    Witchcraft teaches them to rite and spell.

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    And of course, cook.

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