Everyone crack out your copy of 1984 from High School. Get a piece of masking tape and write “21st century survival guide” on it. Your new slave-master will be the ideol0gical leftists. Until sharia is imposed, that is.
Teachers are dropping controversial subjects such as the Holocaust and the Crusades from history lessons because they do not want to cause offence to children from certain races or religions, a report claims.
A lack of factual knowledge among some teachers, particularly in primary schools, is also leading to “shallow” lessons on emotive and difficult subjects, according to the study by the Historical Association.
The report, produced with funding from the Department for Education, said that where teachers and staff avoided emotive and controversial history, their motives were generally well intentioned.
“Staff may wish to avoid causing offence or appearing insensitive to individuals or groups in their classes. In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship,” it concluded.
However, it was concerned that this could lead to divisions within school, and that it might also put pupils off history.
What other bloggers are saying…
“Never Again” is an inspiring slogan that is supposed to assure Jews there will be no repeat of the holocaust.
Me, I’m much more impressed with George Santayana’s warning that “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. –Hopelessly Partisan
History teachers have long felt the pull of political correctness in the teaching of history. For some teachers, this takes the form of teaching American history as one long discourse on how despicable white men were to all sorts of groups. In England, concern for the sensitive feelings of Muslim students is causing some teachers to drop whole units from their curriculum lest Muslims take offense. – Bill’s Bites
Think about this for a second, and imagine what sort of “balanced treatment” of the Crusades is being taught in the schools where the left is far more in control than in the United States–and this might offend Muslims?
Can you imagine schools in the United States stopping the teaching of evolution because it “challenged what was taught” in some local churches?
In another fifty years, Britain will be part of the caliphate–unless Britons finally say, “Enough! Truth doesn’t get adjusted to make you happy! If you want to live in an Islamic nation, go live in one!” – Clayton Cramer’s BLOG
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