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Danger ahead

The suggestion from Nick Tate, chief executive of the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, that citizenship education (that is, nationalism), should be taught in schools (TES, June 28) is dangerous nonsense.

The national euphoria generated by Euro 96 was both natural and spontaneous, and by definition cannot be taught.

National identity, like religion and morality, is a matter that is best left to parents - lest they relinquish all their responsibility to the schools.


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