Education & Student Grants

Good education is one of the most important investments a nation can make for its future welfare. We believe that public education should result in responsible and caring citizens who can think for themselves and are equipped with the tools and confidence to follow their dreams. We believe that public education should be a co-operative and joyful experience for both pupils and staff.  

We agree with the National Union of Teachers that the education system is becoming overly bureaucratic, stressful, and destructively competitive.  

IWP recognises the need for an authentic education that offers pupils:

·     powers of critical reflection - not just conformity

·     human and social values – not just ‘market’         values

·     participative learning – not just passive intake of material 

Accordingly, we call for a radical review of how and why we educate our children and young adults. 

IWP condemns the student loans system that results in students graduating as debt slaves while the private banks profit from long term interest payments. IWP deplores the rising cost of further education that is resulting in an increasing number of students turning to prostitution to make ends meet. 

We demand an immediate return of Student Grants that would allow all people, regardless of background and financial status, to further their education in dignity.

  

 

Addysg & Grantiau Myfyrwyr

Mae addysg dda yn un o’r buddsoddiadau pwysicaf y gall cenedl ei chynnig er budd ei dyfodol.  Credwn fod addysg gyhoeddus yn creu dinasyddion cyfrifol llawn gofal sy’n medru meddwl drostyn nhw eu hunain ac wedi eu cymhwyso â’r arfau a’r hyder i ddilyn eu breuddwydion.  Rydym yn credu y dylai addysg gyhoeddus fod yn un gydweithredol ac yn brofiad boddhaol i’r disgyblion a’r staff. 

Rydym yn cytuno ag Undeb Cenedlaethol yr Athrawon fod y gyfundrefn addysgiadol wedi dod yn fwyfwy biwrocrataidd, yn straenllyd ac yn gystadleuol niweidiol. 

Mae PCA yn cydnabod yr anghenion am addysg ddilys sy’n cynnig i ddisgyblion: 

         bwerau beirniadol myfyriol ac nid rhai cydymffurfiol 

         gwerthoedd dynol a chymdeithasol ac nid ‘gwerthoedd marchnadol’ yn unig 

         dysgu cyfranogol – nid derbyn goddefol ar ddefnydd.  Gan hynny yr ydym yn galw am adolygiad radicalaidd ar sut a pham yr addysgir ein plant a’n hieuenctid. 

Mae PCA yn condemnio’r gyfundrefn fenthyca arian i fyfyrwyr sy’n golygu fod nifer o fyfyrwyr sy’n graddio yn gaethweision dyled tra mae’r banciau preifat yn elwa yn sgîl taliadau llog tymor hir. 

Rydym yn condemnio’n hallt y codiadau mewn costau sydd ynghlwm wrth addysg bellach sy’n golygu bod nifer cynyddol o fyfyrwyr yn gorfod troi at buteindra er mwyn cynnal eu hunain. 

Rydym yn erfyn am ddychwelyd yn ddioed y Grantiau Myfyrwyr a fydd yn galluogi pawb, ni waeth beth fo gwahaniaeth eu cefndir a’u statws ariannol, i barhau â’u haddysg, a hynny ag urddas.

 

 

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