Three-quarters of teachers in Britain's schools believe they should warn pupils about the dangers of patriotism - which some regard as a form of 'brainwashing', researchers have found.But eco-hogwash and multiculturalism are just fine and dandy concepts to force down their throats..?
A nationwide study found the majority of teachers felt they should not be promoting the subject at all in the classroom, with some preferring to instruct their pupils in the benefits of 'universal brotherhood'.And while people could, quite rightly, say that they shouldn't be spending any time doing this anyway, at least until the little darlings can read, write and add up properly, it's odd how there's time in the curriculum for arguing against it, isn't it?
And even those who felt positively about patriotism felt the need to qualify and tone down their support, stressing that they disliked 'jingoistic flag-waving'.
And for even stranger things:
Pupils at a state comprehensive school are to be given therapy lessons by staff from a celebrity rehab clinic on drug addiction, anger management and eating disorders.Just fantastic...
Teachers at Notley High, Braintree, Essex, have teamed up with experts from the private Priory hospitals, which are better known for helping celebrities such as Amy Winehouse overcome their excesses.
They have developed a programme of cognitive behaviour therapy to tackle issues including anger, low self esteem, eating disorders and drug addiction.
And this is why changing the government of the day does not one whit of good. Our institutions are stuffed to the brim with people like this.
Until we tackle that, we aren't going to change a thing...