I came across this BBC article today and it strikes me as yet another indication of the problems with school systems in the western world.. Here a kid finally takes interest in politics and the state of a country; he’s engaged, informed and holds an opinion about how the future of the UK should look… The trouble? He’s 14, several years away from voting age. What makes me a bit crazy is that his teacher ratted him out rather than using the situation as a pure learning opportunity and having the kid in question fess up properly. What’s the lesson we learned here? In the ‘real world’ it’s okay to be a tattle-tale.
I say, good on ya Alfie. I’ll buy you a beer when you’re 18 and it won’t get you in any more trouble..