Why teachers play a vital role in our sharing culture

In our culture of sharing, passing on the best of what humanity has achieved is about handing on the baton to the next generation – something that is more important than ever, argues Clare Jarmy

Teachers are vital to sharing culture

When I was a teenager without much cash and in need of things to read and listen to, my parents’ interests and tastes really formed my own. I basically permanently “borrowed” from them, listening to their music and reading their books.

The great thing about nicking stuff from your parents is having more than just the tastes and interests of youth being reflected back at you. I came across books by new authors, amazing recordings you could no longer buy, artists I had never heard of, composers I still love. I read things that were too hard. I pretended to read things that were harder still, ...

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