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Letter: Were the ‘Good Old Days’ Really That Different?

Published on: 19 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 19 Feb, 2017

From George Potter

In response to: What Does Stoughton Attack Say Of Our Education System?

It is, of course, well known that back in the “good old days” teenagers were never, ever violent towards one another and unpleasant individuals never ganged up on other people.

Why, one only has to read about the fagging system at the public schools, about corporal punishment, about paedophile teachers hiding in plain sight and all those other goings on to realise that the modern day education system is an utter failure compared to the good old days.

Or, perhaps, it’s simply the case that you will always get violent and despicable individuals of every class and background and education? And perhaps it’s simply the law of probability that an awful incident like this was eventually going to take place in Surrey at some point?

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