I agree with Professor Crick's view that to provide the experience is not in itself sufficient, but wonder what his evidence source is to suggest that this is all that schools in Birmingham do. David Blunkett, in a national address, recently praised Birmingham's First Citizen scheme. Based in primary schools, it meets the requirements of the proposals for citizenship.
I challenge Professor Crick to come here and find out in person what is going on in our schools.
John Lloyd, Adviser for PSE, Birmingham advisory and support service, Birmingham