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

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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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This event was on Wed, 15 Nov 1989

professor john malcolm rae

Professor John Malcolm Rae

Professor of Rhetoric

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...

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