Why isn’t Politics compulsory in schools?

cillahope

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-20-25-03This is the truest tweet I’ve seen in a very very long time. Social sciences tend to be looked down upon by other academic disciplines but it seems as though the consequences of the lack of its teaching is globally evident. I tutor part time and on particular days of the week my company will tutor 11+ kids. This will involve extra curricular sessions on things outside of the national curriculum. One particular session was on money. Most of the kids had heard about the recession but didn’t know what it was. And in an activity where they had to rank objects from most to least expensive, they put a Mini Cooper car over a two bedroom house in London. It honestly made me think “What’s the point in raising kids who know how many wives Henry III had but don’t know how to manage their finances?”

In schools we…

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