Sunday, February 17, 2008

Liz from England

my nephew's girlfriend, said she hadn't heard about the ban against teaching the Holocaust in England. She said she was aware that there was pandering to Muslims in the public schools, but she just wasn't aware of the Holocaust teaching being one of the areas. I went looking on the web and found these articles on the topic:

The first one says:
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.

The second one says:
E-mails are circulating, falsely claiming the UK has banned schools from teaching pupils about the Holocaust.

The third one says:
Some schools avoid teaching the Holocaust and other controversial history subjects as they do not want to cause offence, research has claimed.

So there you have it. It's not as radical as the e-mail I posted earlier claimed, which stated the the UK had banned teaching of the Holocaust from all its schools. It's some schools, and some teachers who are avoiding the subject.

My apologies to the English man who hated me for posting this e-mail.

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