Hold the phone, bitches. Are you kidding?
Professor John White, who contributed to a controversial shake-up of the secondary curriculum, believes lessons should instead cover a series of personal skills.
Uh. Really. That’s interesting.
Do I need to make a crack about “Great” Britain now, or is someone else going to do it for me?
Seriously, though, this is NOT funny. Taking away an understanding of SOME sort of history (even if you have a skewed idea of how the end of an event occurred, just knowing that the event occurred at all is valuable), SOME sort of geography (because let’s face it, a lot of kids just don’t look at maps if someone doesn’t force them, and thus have no realistic viewpoint of how the world is laid out), and SOME sort of science (self-explainatory) and what you end up with is a bunch of kids who are trained to believe everything these “socially aware” agencies are telling them.
The world is really flat? Okay.
Greenwich is the time-zone dictator because Britain is at the center of the universe? Okay.
The United States was formed because Britain kicked out all of the ruffians? Okay.
The law of gravity is really the theory of intelligent falling? Okay.
It sounds really simplistic, but think about it: the majority of youngsters are really not prone to looking things up on their own unless it serves their purposes – this proposed educational policy looks to make sure that it doesn’t serve their purpose to learn anything pertinent that would dispel the teachings of the government in the way of politics, economics, or global climate change.
See the problem? I do.
This is ridiculous. They’re trying to raise a country full of pussified, socially-conscious yes-men…otherwise known as pawns, or “sheeple”. That’s so not cool.
(Thanks to Randy for the link – folks, seriously, add this guy to your reader. Every day I find more and more snippets of articles I might not have paid attention to, otherwise.)