Monday, April 02, 2007

Ignoring History

Another sign of Britain's slide into oblivion.

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed.

It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

I guess it doesn't matter that these topics are part of the National Curriculum- evidently Muslim sensibilities trump that. And how could teachers possibly dare to contradict the local mosque? I suppose they'll stop teaching evolution too because it contradicts what the local church teaches too? These cowering, craven fools have no place in the classroom- to ignore actual historical facts for fear of offending pupils? It's shameful.

And once again Einstein's maxim is proved true; the press and educational establishments are the first to cave to any kind of pressure.

Freedom of speech and thought? Not if you're a teacher or journalist.

Read on too for this-

A lack of knowledge among teachers, particularly in primary schools, is also leading to "shallow" lessons on emotive and difficult subjects.

In other words, the teachers do not have sufficient knowledge to actually be teaching these subjects to pupils- one might think then that they should not have been given their teaching degree.

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