Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Schools drop Holocaust lessons so they won't "offend"

Schools have avoided teaching the Holocaust and the Crusades in history lessons because they are concerned about causing offense to Muslim pupils or challenging "charged" versions of history which children have been taught at home, government research has found.

Oh this is smart. Let them keep thinking the stupid things they are taught at home, instead of teaching them the facts. Why do we teach them anything? Let's just let them learn everything at home. That would be such a smart generation. NOT! History is about facts. What happened. You can't change the facts, no matter what your opinion is. We will end up teaching nothing because someone don't agree with anything. Why are we afraid of offending someone? Can't do anything for fear it will offend. Well just deal with it. If you are offended by your child learning the real facts, then go put them in a private school that will teach what you agree with, instead of what actually happened.

Edited to add another link with more information:

UK Teachers Drop the Holocaust to Appease Muslims

First part of the article:

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.

Conclusion of the report:

The report concluded: "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."

This is probably why there will be more Holocaust denial among the generation growing up. If they study it, they would see just now atrocious it was. Let's just avoid it so we can keep denying it, shall we?!?

But we mustn't offend the Muslims or Christians, DOYC forbid!

A., who is an equal opportunity offender. She offends everyone lol.

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