Diverse unity

23rd February 1996 at 00:00
The recent attacks on "moral relativism" and "cultural relativism" by the Government's chief curriculum adviser show only that he needs to learn some lessons about the country he keeps lecturing. This has never been, is not now; and never will be a unified society. The only things that unite us are our hard-won willingness to accept the things that divide us - not only moral and cultural, but also racial, national, regional, social, economic, political, religious, intellectual, educational - and the language we use to discuss these divisions. Educator, educate yourself.


Rationalist Press Association

London N1

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today