Birmingham Stage Company

Education is dangerous

17 July 2007

I spent the weekend with my friend. When it began to rain heavily, her five year old daughter began to cry. As the rain grew harder, her distress increased. She put her hands over her eyes. She looked terrified.

"She cries when it rains heavily" explained my friend.

"Why?" I asked.

"Two months ago they were taught about Noah and the flood at school. Nothing I say makes any difference - ever since then she cries when it rains heavily".

A little education is a seriously dangerous thing!

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