Have Your Say: Let parents make the decision
I WONDER what it is like to be living in the Virtual Wales inhabited by B Jones et al? In that Wales, the people groan under the oppression of white robed Druids, being forced to send their children to schools where only Welsh is allowed to be spoken and where their days are filled with hate and fear. Even children from non-Welsh speaking families are condemned to this ordeal, lacking as it does a 'democratic mandate'.
Coming now to the real Wales inhabited by most of us, we find an ever increasing demand for Welsh medium education even from English-only parents. Very young children usually have no difficulty in absorbing another language. Our continental neighbours will testify to this, most of their children are fluent in two or more languages by the time they leave school.
Speaking personally our three grandchildren from a non-Welsh home have attended Welsh medium schools from day one and their standards of education are at least comparable to, or in excess of, English medium schools. In her recent GCSE exams our granddaughter obtained three A star and nine grade A results including one for French.
I fail to see why 'the electorate' need to be consulted on this matter. Surely it is down to parental choice.
B E Pugh