BBC NEWS | Education | 'Right and wrong' lessons to end
I mean its not bad enough that theres kids wandering feral around the streets, now they can't even rely on the school to teach them the difference between right or wrong.
Oh and if you read on, the requirement to teach Britains 'cultural heritage' is going also.
This is where you get onto rocky ground. Ilegal immigrants, multi-culturalism, global village all these words bandied around, but all the while undermining the sense of actually being british. Whilst we, as a country, have been willing to embrace a multitude of cultures, races and religion we've become so wrapped up in making 'them' feel at home and bending over backwards to accept all these various customs and cultures, somewhere along the way we've forgotten our own. (and I must stress the use of the word 'them' refers to people who choose to live in this country regardless of race, colour and creed that isn't the argument here)
Don't get me wrong I absolutely love the fact you can walk across London, for example, and experience 101 different cultures, environments and atmospheres. Its what makes London such a vibrant city. But what has happened over the past 20 years that whilst we've been so keen on getting 'on board' the Politically Correct train, we've not ensured that people entering our country or choosing to live in this country understand what this country is all about, who we are as a people etc irrespective of race, colour or creed.
So we get constant stories in the press about 'meeting racial quotas' with regards to postive discrimination, employing X number of black, white, red and green people. We get continual stories about the rise of Eastern European gangs running amok in the major cities. We get schools springing up exclusively teaching specific languages because multi-culturalism has essentially created ghettoes rather than integrated societies.
And meanwhile the ordinary British man on the street, be they white, black, brown or green incidentally, is practically a second class citizen as they get passed over in favour of some guy from some backwater country you've never heard of for a house because he's politically opressed or fears for his life.
Countries such as America and Australia ensure that you know about the country you are emigrating too, hell you have to pass an exam to get in. I'd imagine less than 10% of the immgrants to this country actually know about this country's history or politics.
And now we have the government essentially saying, well thats ok then you can learn about the rest of the world instead, screw learning about Britain its not worth your time.
Why are we so embarassed to celebrate what put the 'Great' into Britain. Sure we had a bloody history full of some quite abhorrent (by this centuries standards) behavour but it was a history and you only learn from history.
I know I'm treading on rocky ground here, but I'm so tired of being told I can't question the 'norm', I can't say this or that, 'ooh you mustn't offend that person he worships goats' or 'you mustn't say that his skin is purple and he'll not like that'.
This also goes hand in hand with this ridiculous society that has emerged where EVERYBODY is afraid to do anything lest they be sued. Everything is always someone elses fault.
This decision by the Government to stop teaching pupils 'right or wrongs' is the ultimate in this behaviour. Parents are going around saying 'well the school will teach my kids right or wrong why should I bother' whilst their kids are going round setting things on fire. Now the Teachers can be happy knowing that 'well I don't need to teach right or wrong now so its not my fault'.
Who is to blame ultimately? The 'blame culture' is responsible for so much wrong in this country its become a farce. Nothing is ever an individuals fault, and yet here we are giving Teachers and Parents the perfect 'out' to deny their kids a decent start in life.
Probably insulted huge swathes of people here but come on, society doesn't change by trying to please everyone, ultimately someone is always unhappy currently its the general tax paying population and that can never be a good thing for a country.
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