In PHSE and form time we are being instructed to discuss Brexit, the current political situation and other world politics with students; I’m going to hazard a guess that most schools are doing this and I think it’s good for students. However... I nipped into another teachers classroom yesterday while they were showing a BBC news video about the latest developments in the leadership contest for the conservatives and I was appalled at what I heard them say to students! I won’t go into full details for fear of revealing them, but will tell you that they were telling students their views on Brexit (remain/remoan) and what they personally thought of all members of the Conservative party (childish name calling). The teacher didn’t back any of her views with impartial or factual evidence, but invited comments and encouraged a “student debate”; when a student who was pro-Brexit and a supporter of the tories presented their argument, the teacher told him that he was “stupid”, didn’t know what he was talking about, “too young to understand”, and that his parents only support the tories because they are rich?! I have reported this teacher to the head because I don’t think we should be brainwashing students like this, present facts yes, but do not inflict remoaning rants on students - and likewise the other way for those who are pro-Brexit. Can we not all just stick to educating? Not brainwashing?