Friday, February 20, 2009

Caution: Educationalists at work

Realising that it's now too hard to teach kids how to write and spell - they'll just go off and start texting to each other in an other worldly language, anyway - educationalists have come up with a new idea for teaching.

Children are being encouraged to imagine they are suicide bombers plotting the July 7 attacks as part of the Government's strategy to combat violent extremism.

Yeah, right! Let's get kids to empathise with murdering scum and maybe they won't become murdering scum themselves.

Works for me. Some people like it, though.

Tahir Alam, the education spokesman of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "This isn't any different from any educational tool people use all the time. Pupils imagine they're living in the 12th century.

Some people still are living in the 12th century and if they get their way the rest of us won't have to imagine it.

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