Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
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And the No $#!t, Sherlock award goes to...

A business leader in the United Kingdom says public schools' penchant for an everyone-wins culture is harmful to students and the country in the long run, reports the Scotsman.

Digby Jones, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, says schools are not doing enough to foster the competitive spirit which people need to survive in the modern world.

"We need to understand that there are winners in life and there are losers in life and you have to be equipped to become a winner," Jones told a parliamentary committee. "It's a rather nasty, brutal world out there with a culture of competition and there is nothing wrong with coming first and there is nothing wrong with dishing out prizes for coming first."

Digby blames political correctness, saying that children were currently brought up in a "society where everyone can have prizes and no-one can lose and that is very damaging for competitiveness."

*waits for this person to get told to resign*

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