Letters extra: Secular schools create unselfish citizens

30th March 2001 at 01:00
William Young says that church schools have a "far less pernicious effect" than secular ones which "propagate the feel-good selfishness of modern morality" ("Immoral Tax", March 23).

What on earth does he imply by these insulting words? When will some of the religious stop imagining that they have a monopoly on good behaviour? "Government" schools, as he calls them, have parents and teachers who are extremely anxious to send out unselfish citizens to serve their fellow humans.

Whether or not they are or become religious is for the parents and pupils to decide without the schools pushing a particular line.

Bob Tutton
Purley-on-Thames Reading

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