Saturday, July 14, 2007

Don't be surprised that people don't care.

Joshuapundit is more on the ball than me. Here's a link to his post on the decision to drop Winston Churchill from the History curriculum:
Sir Winston Churchill has been dropped from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools.

Apparently, this is part of a radical `overhaul' of secondary school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds, supposedly to make it more `relevant' and `up to date'.

Sir Winston's grandson Nicholas Soames, a Conservative Member of Parliament, described the move as "madness."

"It is absurd. I expect he wasn't New Labour enough for them ... this is a Government that is very careless of British history and always has been...if you're surprised that people do not seem to care that much about the country in which they live, the reason is that they don't know much about it."

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