The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw:|
appealing to a group of well-to-do parents, though it may shew what
can be done by enthusiasts with new methods, cannot touch the mass of
our children. For the average parent or child nothing is really
available except the established practice; and this is what makes it
so important that the established practice should be a sound one, and
so useless for clever individuals to disparage it unless they can
organize an alternative practice and make it, too, general.
The Pursuit of Manners
If you cross-examine the duke and the coster, you will find that they
are not concerned for the scholastic attainments of their children.
Ask the duke whether he could pass the standard examination of