Today’s poll: Should schools do more to encourage children to debate the harsher realities of the world?

Tom Bennett, in response to fears of a so-called ‘snowflake generation’, is calling on schools to do more to expose children to the  ‘harsher realities of the world’ so they are better able to cope with challenging ideas at university.

Do you agree with the suggestion?

 

Should schools do more to encourage children to debate the harsher realities of the world?

 

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Comments

  1. Malcolmglover

    Surely this is entirely dependent on the term “children”. I’m certainly not going to be exposing KS1 children to the harsh realities of life, but I’m sure that secondary children could and should cope with some aspects of unpleasant reality.

  2. MusicmakersUK

    SchoolsImprove first step would be to ensure that every young person has good communication skills and assurance in voicing their ideas

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