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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..