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In many cases, both sides of the argument were not adequately heard and students were put under pressure to endorse a particular point of view. Sometimes possible counterarguments were censored altogether (those who disagreed with the teacher’s view lost speaking privileges fairly quickly). In contrast, A-Level Government and Politics at the same school seemed decisively less reactionary and respected free speech (even though many of the same topics were discussed). I understand that my niece and nephew (from the age of 11) are required to attend Citizenship Classes at school!

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