"Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave."
Henry Peter Brougham
A comment from a previous post yesterday evening:
"My next door neighbour has a grandson, aged about 14, I think. He goes to the local comprehensive.Either Henry Peter Brougham was completely wrong, or our education has been failing for about the last 40 years because, generally, people are now easy to govern, easy to drive, easy to lead and easy to enslave!
As part of his education, there was a talk from a gipsy/traveller who told the class what a hard and difficult life it was. To which the young man replied "Why don't you get a job?" (He comes from a family which believe in that sort of thing.)
Then they had a lecture from a Muslim, telling the children how badly Muslims are treated in this country and what a hard time they have. "Why don't you go somewhere else then? If it's as bad as you say, I wouldn't stay". the youngster said.
As a result, he was excluded from school - not for very long - but he has a permanent tag of "racist" attached to him now."
Just a thought...........