As Iím sixteen years old and only a recent reader into politics the coming general election will be the first Iíve paid proper notice to. And I fear a lot of potential voters will be scared off because they feel they donít have a good enough knowledge of the political scale.
To combat this, I feel there should be emphasis based on the mandatory teaching of politics to secondary school pupils. In my school we had one substitute teacher who gave us a worksheet on the differences between communism and capitalism. And as you can imagine, lessons with substitutes often lack any actual learning.
How can they expect us to know what the fundamental differences are between liberalism and conservatism, socialism and free market when they donít even try to teach us?