Set staff free to show Englishness

24th October 2003 at 01:00
The Campaign for an English Parliament has written to the heads of England's 3,150 secondary schools, urging them to educate their pupils and students in England's "distinctive history and culture". Michael Knowles, chairman, said: "Teachers should be set free to speak of the good things in England's history and invite pupils to be legitimately proud of them. I think they are inhibited from fostering a pride in Englishness because they fear a rise in nationalism or don't want to risk offending ethnic-minority schoolchildren."

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