INFANTILISING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE- THE TIMES- LETTER PUBLISHED 17 FEBRUARY

Sir, A large penny has dropped thanks to Sir Anthony Seldon’s astute analysis on how our education system  (rather than our teachers) is failing our children. Pupils are now so poorly prepared for the cut and thrust of intellectual debate in schools, and the exercise of logic and rhetoric, that by the time they reach university rather too many of them are now demanding protection, in the form of trigger warnings and safe spaces, from ideas, arguments and speakers who might offend them.

Not only do we seem unable to provide a rounded education for our young people but we are arguably in the process of infantilising them.

Patrick Watson

Note Sir Anthony Seldons article was published in the Times on 16 February 2016

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