Poll: Can state school children tell right from wrong?

The chairman of the Independent Schools Association thinks that only independent schools are able to teach their pupils morality

 

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There’s bad news for the 93 per cent of you that went to state schools: you’re amoral. Sure, you may think yourself an upright citizen who pays all your taxes and never runs a red light, but I’m afraid you are mistaken. It’s not your fault though; your schools are to blame, for never bothering to teach you right from wrong. 

According to Richard Walden, the chairman of the Independent Schools Association, the pressure on state schools to get good academic results “effectively disables them from providing children with a more rounded and enriching education, one that will give them the moral compass they need for life.” While their more privileged privately educated peers receive a “value-rich education, provided with love” which “sends out into the world young people with emotional intelligence, developed moral understanding and a willingness to make a contribution to society.” And hurrah for them.

What do you think, did you go to state school, and do you possess an accurate moral compass?

 

@LucyH_J

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