“And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.”
“People would never be convinced about the value of being a member of the EU if we do not start early enough with the young people, before they form prejudices and are misinformed by sources.”
EU Official, Teachers Trade Fair – Birmingham, 2010
The Express writes that Philip Davies raised concerns with Michael Gove about the influence the EU has in promoting itself within our education system. The Express report would have us believe that Gove threw up his hands in ‘shock-horror’ that such a thing was happening, yet surely as Secretary of State for Education he must have known about this? It is also noted that a politician with great responsibility, one supposedly renowned for a grasp of his brief, was ‘unaware’ of the video highlighted. Why?
That Hansard and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office can develop a ‘toolkit’ for teachers – for use in our schools – and the Secretary of State for Education knew nothing about it stretches incredulity to unbelievable limits.
Yet again, just saying…………