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Monday
Jun302008

Brainwashing in schools

While doing a Google search, I chanced upon this site, which belongs to the Geography department at Bishop Challoner School. The school is independent, so it's up to them what they teach, but my goodness, if this is the standard of thinking they develop in their children, they wouldn't get a penny of my money.

Homework for 29/1/07 ...Produce a powerpoint presentation on what Bromley Council is doing to try and be sustainable. [...]

What must be included:

The reason why sustainability is required in Bromley.

Why we should recycle.

[...]

Not if we should recycle, or when we should recycle, but why we should recycle. The person who wrote this is clearly intellectually challenged. Do they really believe that it is always best to recycle? No matter what level of resources is required? Who would want their children taught by someone who believed such nonsense?

If you scroll down a little more you come to this:

Create a poster on Global Warming based on the movie inconvenient truth. 

(Dodgy capitalisation in original)

Or how about this:

The greatest wonder of the sea is that it's still alive.

(That's from a Greenpeace poster which is being used as a teaching aid, it seems)

I remember James Bartholemew saying that he was taking his daughter out of school because the independents were becoming infected with the shoddy standards of the state sector. It looks to me as if he was right - if I were a Bishop Challoner parent, I'd be asking for a refund.

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Reader Comments (5)

Have you had a chance to catch "Eco Beebies"? This is a season of environmental programmes on BBC for under sixes. It leaves little doubt that Environmentalism is a religious and political movement but a rather pathetic one.
Jul 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterKit
I've seen it. Pretty much pure propaganda IMHO? It gets a bit boring having to constantly tell the kids that what the school is telling them and what the TV is telling them is wrong.
Jul 1, 2008 at 8:52 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
Cripes. Skim-reading this I assumed you were talking about a government school, and wasn't all the surprised.

If the independents have sunk this far, things are bad indeed.

But perhaps their customers will notice, and they'll go out of business as a result. One can hope.
Jul 1, 2008 at 10:57 AM | Unregistered Commenterandrew duffin
I was kind of hoping that my posting might have some sort of an effect along those lines.
Jul 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
Bishop: "the independents were becoming infected with the shoddy standards of the state sector"

It's a universal effect, known unkindly as "the BT effect", that when the monopoly provider is ..err...of a low standard, any competitors can make a living without actually having to be of high standard, a less low standard will suffice, and indeed poor, any effort to aim higher is actually a waste.
Jul 5, 2008 at 4:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobbo

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