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1 Jul '14

News Dear Mr Gove: what's so 'British' about your 'British values'? | Michael Rosen

Let's go through your checklist for schools and really examine whether there is anything British about itI see you're going to require all your schools to teach British values. If you think you're going to have the support of all parents in this project, you'll have to count me out.Your checklist of British values is: "Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs." I can't attach the adjective "British" to these. In fact, I find it parochial, patronising and arrogant that you think it's appropriate or right to do so. Continue reading...

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