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Wednesday, 15 November 1989, 1:00PM
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside

Who is responsible for bringing up our children: home or school?

Professor John Malcolm Rae

A hundred years ago it was almost unanimously accepted that parents should be the ones to 'bring up' their children, but this reposnsibility has been transferred in recent times to the school. Teachers are now required to cover certain 'cross-curricular' themes in their lessons: health and sex education, religious and moral education, economic awareness and citizenship. Why has this change come about and what are the implications if parents choose to 'opt out'?

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Professor John Rae was the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1988 and 1990. He was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and the Department of War Studies, King's College London. He was headmaster of Westminster School between 1970 and 1986.

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