Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What planet do these people live on?

The Daily Mail has reported that a secondary school in Northamptonshire is going to allow its pupils to swear in class, but only 5 times.

Although there has been an outcry from just about everyone, it seems the local parents aren't too bothered, none of them have complained. I'm not surprised, swearing is probably part of their everyday language. But even if it is, surely the school could set an example, rather than taking the "they all do it anyway" attitude. You often hear that it's impossible to control unruly kids "because our hands are tied". But more often than not, we choose to tie our own hands. Maybe if schools started believing in themselves, kids would take them more seriously.