Students identifying as animals made headlines this week after a child at an East Sussex school was reprimanded for rejecting a student’s decision to identify themselves as a cat.
Meanwhile, pressure on the government to help with rising interest rates for struggling mortgage holders dominated MPs backing a damning Privileges Committee report that found Boris Johnson had misled parliament over partygate and the rescue mission to salvage the submarine Titan as well dominated the Telegraph readers’ conversation this week.
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Children identify themselves as animals
According to a series of reports this week, many students have begun to identify as animals.
Consequently, an East Sussex school is facing a government inquiry after a teacher at Rye College was admitted suggesting that a student who refused to accept her classmate was a cat was despicable.
Readers think teachers who condone this behavior should be fired, believing it shows how disconnected from reality the educational institution has become. Many also agree with Michael Deacon that these children are simply subverting authority through ridicule.