Ed Elliott, the head of The Perse School in Cambridge, England, lets students off for creative lying

10:15 AM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Imagine getting rewarded at school for lying.

It's an idea that might seem far-fetched to you and I, but at the Perse School in England, it's reportedly sort of a way of life.

According to BBC.com, Ed Elliott, the man in charge at the Perse School in Cambridge has "told his pupils they could escape punishment if they could explain themselves in 10 seconds."

Elliott reportedly told BBC that "out-and-out falseness" isn't accepted, but that "white lies" just might work.

Perse is an independent school that educates students aged three to 18.

"It's a great lesson in life to talk your way out of a tight corner in a very short period of time," Elliott told BBC.

Not really sure what to make of this other than that I wish that rule was instituted at my elementary school.


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