A new study has decided that the UK media is far too biased in favour of Israel. Yawn, etc, another day, another steaming pile of bull wasting time and money and only there to give a university department some publicity before it gets stuck in a drawer…

Sorry. Wrong rant.

Anyway: what annoyed me was in the comments:

I am 14-years-old, and my school recognised this problem. So, what they did was revolutionize the history class and make it current events. We were given opportunities to debate and it was imperative that we followed the news. At the end of the year, almost all students (certainly those who were interested) knew and could understand current affairs. Now, we can all have discussions with adults about the news, so this problem is not a universal one. This may be the solution, to start learning it in school.
TheVerySamePupil, London, UK

OK, what the fuck. It’s history class. Do history. You want to teach a class how to understand current events, do it on your own time. If you’re in a public-funded school, then you’re spending MY money on indoctrinating pupils by teaching them current events (from your point of view, no doubt), when you’re supposed to be teaching them history.

So stop it. Now.

UPDATE: I’ve been informed by the person who made the above comment that they were actually in a social studies/history class, and at a private school to boot. So all that stuff about taking my money and messing up the curriculum with it? Ignore it. My bad.

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  1. Thank you for your inspiring comments and wonderful choice of vocabulary. Certainly, the school that I attend is much better than the one you went to, not only in its history curriculum but certainly in its English curriculum. Your choice of vocabulary reflects your level of education and intellect. Perhaps if your school cared enough about education, people like you would understand the value of studying current events in order to understand historical events, and vice versa, and you might also have a better choice of vocabulary when corresponding in public. It tends to give you a bit more credibility. And by the way, we learned American history simultaneously.

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