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Teachers are ‘being turned into social workers’

The Telegraph reports on a book written by the Head Teachers of a number of independent schools.  The report includes a quote from Martin Stephen, high master of St Paul’s:

“We have failed to meet basic standards in core subjects in that curriculum whilst expanding the number of subjects massively. We have shifted a whole load of society’s conscience on to that curriculum, making teachers and schools more and more responsible for preaching against drug misuse, teenage pregnancy and a host of other problems–in effect, we have sought to replace the Vicar of the Established Church by the teacher in the Educational Establishment,” he said.

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