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Monday, July 31, 2006

Teaching Right From Wrong Scrapped

According to this report teaching school children right from wrong is to be scrapped.

Schools will no longer have to teach children the difference between right and wrong, under new plans, the National Curriculum will be changed to say teachers merely have to help them develop "secure values and beliefs".

Learning about Britain's cultural heritage will also be dropped in favour of simply making sure pupils "understand different cultures and traditions".

There has been anger and disbelief reported on the planned changes to the curriculum for 11 to 14-year-olds, coming at a time of mounting concern about anti-social behaviour and warnings of the consequences of record levels of immigration.

Nick Seaton, of the Campaign for Real Education, said: "I'm shocked that they are suggesting moving towards a value-free curriculum which I believe would be disastrous for future generations."

"It makes a mockery of Tony Blair's talk of respect - if young people don't have a proper moral education, what's to stop them respecting thieves or even terrorists?"

"Youngsters need to know the difference between right and wrong and to understand the culture in which they live if they are to become successful members of society."

Rob Wilson, Conservative MP for Reading West and a member of the Commons education select committee, said: "In many areas it seems as though some parents are abandoning children to their fate."

"With the church less relevant today than ever, it is schools that provide them with the last vestige of a moral education, and that must not be taken away."

"As for the heritage question, we know that New Labour has always been hostile to British history, but removing it from the curriculum would strike a huge blow to Gordon Brown's big idea of promoting citizenship lessons."

Can't wait to hear the next generation's reply to caution.........

"It is my secure value and belief that it's ok to beat the living crap out of my teacher."

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