Monday, 14 March 2011

History lesson ...

Today i was enlightened once again, as a Greek friend extolled the virtues of Alexander the Great, and how this wonderful nation gave so much to the modern world.

Somehow, I bit my lip and resisted the urge to say, they have been taking everything from that day on, and what had they done since.

However the Independent newspaper in the UK reports ...

England is the only country in Europe to allow its youngsters to abandon history by the age of 13, inspectors reveal today. Ignoring the axiom that without history there can be no future, more than 100 state schools last year failed to enter a single candidate for the subject at GCSE – a 25 per cent increase on the previous year. A breakdown of candidates reveals that the Government's flagship academies are the worst offenders, with just 20 per cent of pupils entered for the subject.

Makes you wonder who is right ...


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