Adam Leeson Posted over 2 years ago Single Faith Schools I am far from saying that it is the fault of faith schools, but I do believe that if the previous generations of lower class citizens had had access to a better education, and had not been neglected by their government, this might have been a lot less severe. Do you not understand what I am trying to say? If people are educated they have educated opinions, their brains are better trained to think, and their decisions are generally more intelligent ones. When people are educated they are more likely to think "is this right? Is this wrong? Should I be doing this? Should my child be doing this? Is it fair if I do this to another person?" I am talking about a long process; people not getting a good education because they are poorer > because their education wasn't great their minds weren't challenged and pushed and improved > they don't really see the need for or importance of education because of this, and don't develop as many ideas about cause and effect, and therefore good, bad and discipline > they don't encourage their kids to learn because of this view they have > and the cycle continues in a downward spiral through the generations (albeit a slow process). Kids are our future, schools are where they learn; how could this issue not be about a neglected lower class and their education? These riots are mindless violence - not strategical violent protest. And they do not have the insight to know that they are ultimately making things worse for themselves, for their countries economy and their own home towns. And I think it is very sad that you yourself would not be strong enough, nor would have developed your own sense of right or wrong enough, to not go out and find a telly without having your concept of 'God' lodged in your mind. Beliefs, empathy and principles are all learnt things - I have learnt to hold many beliefs, and I can revise them when necessary. And that's another thing I think is of great important; being dynamic.