Wales has a rich history in empowering its people through education despite everything. Gruffydd Jones of Llanddowror, took education to every community in Carmarthenshire in the early 18th Century and that principle of community based education applies today. Schools are not quarries to be exploited for their resources and then shut down when they become uneconomical. Schools are not an economic tool but are instead a cornerstone of civil society, helping us nurture and develop better citizens who can play their part in building better communities. Schools give a sense of belonging, and their extra curricular activites especially help forge stronger communities. We need to start thinking about the roles our schools play in creating a more equal society, instead of thinking of them as conveyor belts turning out individuals who help boost the economy.

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