Schools Drop Holocaust "to Avoid Causing Offence"
Schools in the UK are evidently dropping the Holocaust, in which Nazis slaughtered over ten million Jews, prisoners of war, homosexuals, and political/cultrual prisoners, for fear of offending the private beliefs of students, and going against "changed versions" of history that kids are gettign taught at home.
Leaving aside (for the moment) the issues of antisemitism, revisionism racism, and integration, the pertinent question here is, if a child is taught at home that one and one are three, should the teacher refrain from correcting that child? If not, what is the point of formalized education?
Teachers are dropping controversial subjects such as the Holocaust and the Crusades from history lessons because they do not want to cause offence to children from certain races or religions, a report claims.
A lack of factual knowledge among some teachers, particularly in primary schools, is also leading to “shallow” lessons on emotive and difficult subjects, according to the study by the Historical Association.
The report, produced with funding from the Department for Education, said that where teachers and staff avoided emotive and controversial history, their motives were generally well intentioned.
“Staff may wish to avoid causing offence or appearing insensitive to individuals or groups in their classes. In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship,” it concluded.
(Disclosure: jordan is a descendant of two Holocaust survivors, and, despite what Mel Gibson's dad thinks, it really happened)