Letter: Yes, schools can teach us morality

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Sir: There is a fundamental problem with the morality crusade launched by the well-intentioned Frances Lawrence and the not-so-well- intentioned politicians jumping on the bandwagon.

Moral values cannot be conjured out of thin air and used to create a better society. Morality is the product of society, not the other way round.

We live in a society based on exploitation and cut-throat competition. That society creates its own (lack of) morality. To create a different morality we need to build a society based on co-operation and equality.

But that means challenging capitalism, and none of our hypocritical political leaders are prepared to do that.


Clitheroe, Lancashire