Brit Education (2)

Some Brit teachers don’t teach the holocaust or crusades to Muslim kids. Rather more seriously, many don’t teach smart kids anything at all.

The holocaust deniers (my ellipsis):

(A Brit government study) found some teachers are dropping courses covering the Holocaust at the earliest opportunity over fears Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic and anti-Israel reactions in class.

The report said teachers feared confronting ‘anti-Semitic sentiment and Holocaust denial among some Muslim pupils’.

It added: “In another department, the Holocaust was taught despite anti-Semitic sentiment among some pupils.

“But the same department deliberately avoided teaching the Crusades at Key Stage 3 (11- to 14-year-olds) because their balanced treatment of the topic would have challenged what was taught in some local mosques.”

One can see the teachers’ point, since “some local mosques” teach sedition, treason, murder, sexism, pedophilia and child abuse.

But much more seriously,  smart native kids are being victimized:

Thousands of children deemed to be high achievers at the end of primary school had made little or no progress when they moved on to secondary level. According to the data, some 65,100 pupils, one in 10, obtained the same score or a worse in English tests sat at 14 than they did at 11.

In maths, 18,000 were at the same position after three years of secondary school. Science, where few lessons are set by ability, showed the worst results.

Some 121,200 children, or one in five, who passed national curriculum tests in science aged 11 were at the same level or worse at 14.

So it seems the kids needing remedial universities are damaged between 11 and 14.

This is a national tragedy – Brits can survive ignorant Muslims, but without a steady stream of engineers and scientists, they’re toast.

This is not another Blair disaster, it’s been going on for years. When we went to enroll our (then) smartass son at the local secondary school at age 11, they looked at his test scores and told us he’d have to be taught in their Special Needs department. That dealt with very bright and very dull kids.

Of course we promptly enrolled him in a private school.

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