The success attained in every walk of life by the products of her educational system contributed to her national pride and to the reputation she enjoyed throughout the world. It may be replied that as Scotland already controls her system of education any complaints about the present position are irrelevant. In Scotland as elsewhere the control of education was originally in the hands of the Church. The situation may be less unsatisfactory to-day, although some educationists, even in Scotland, talk and behave, however unconsciously, as if the aim of the schools should be to impart information rather than to develop, in the interests of the individual and of society, whatever capacities for thought and action a child may possess. In Scotland education has been relatively homogeneous and democratic. The model to be adopted must be the State Schools which are beginning to be developed in England but are still – to put it mildly – lacking in prestige.