Should schools teach ‘British Values’?

Is there a shared set of British values that we can all agree should be taught? How do we reconcile any tensions between the values of parents and those espoused by educators or laid down by the government? Is it even possible for schools to uphold values that are highly contested in society more broadly? If so, which ones, and how should they be taught? In this debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas, a terrific panel of educationalists grapple with these tricky questions.

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