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To survive as a Tory teacher, you have to keep quiet

I thought it was part of our job to promote tolerance and challenge orthodoxy. I was wrong

6 February 2016

9:00 AM

6 February 2016

9:00 AM

According to my former colleagues, history teachers in an urban English state school, anyone who votes for the Conservative party is ‘thick’, the British Empire was ‘unambiguously evil’ and capitalism leads to ‘mass inequality and misery for the vast majority of working people’. The only answer was, you guessed it, socialism.

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