YOU just know the new national curriculum is bad when the Federal Labor Party fully endorses it. Highlights from the revised 2022 blueprint for ‘educating’ Australian children:
■ A “white invasion” will be taught “alongside” Western heritage – the latter being optional.
■ From the age of 14, children will be “taught how” to consent to sex.
■ Teenagers must ‘learn’ about “gender, power, coercion and disrespect in violent or disrespectful relationships.” In other words, they will be taught that men are the enemy.
■ In phys-ed, they will practice “mindfulness and positive self-talk” – whatever they are.
■ Students will learn about “the virtues of a vegetarian diet.”
■ They will also learn to prepare food “sustainably” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Supporting the curriculum is a no-brainer for Labor. To oppose any of its sensible elements would only benefit the government electorally. That’s if a majority of parents still care about the quality of their children’s schooling and are sufficiently educated themselves to judge – which is by no means certain. The smart play was to sign off on the revised document, shut down any culture backlash of the Floridian kind and then push for a re-write on winning office.
The government has made that a cinch by ratcheting in false premises: the Shangri-la of Aboriginal society pre-1788; the reality of ‘climate change’; and what Natasha Bita calls the “scourge of sexual assaults” in high schools. That there is no campaigning about education shows why Australia sits in the dunce’s corner of the First World. The Liberals – as Katherine Deves found out – don’t want to be seen fraternising with a ‘conservative’ cause; Labor (for now) with anything indictably woke. As a polity, we don’t care as much about learning as we do infantile gotchas.
Totally agree, BUT how?
Also, I think that many young parents are already so indoctrinated by existing brainwashing techniques in our schools that they will be swept along by the “rationale” for the new curriculum.
Controlling education is the cornerstone of Marxist progression through society and that power base will not be ceded easily.
Absent an Elon Musk-type takeover of private schools and the implementation of a conservative curriculum, I can’t see any alternative to the National Curriculum.
This can only be done by a decades-long reverse “Long March Through the Institutions”, to either return them to their true purpose, or demolish them.
The sexual assault response from teachers is exactly the same as their bullying response. It was too hard to deal with the actual trouble makers, so they’ve instituted rules so that they can punish the kids at the bottom of the social ladder. No pushback and they get to say they are doing something. Meanwhile the same kids get bullied and pushed around. .
Meanwhile, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Australian educational standards in the basics – maths, English, geography, etc. – are still poor by international standards.
Well the Aborigines I see around town are yet to master the skill of putting their rubbish in a bin, so let’s hope the kiddies don’t take that as example of caring for the environment. But really, this Aboriginal worship has become a very destructive force in our society. Enough.
Let’s hope this is the final nail in the ScuMo coffin.
C.L., love your work… but please don’t fall into the po mo habit of using the intransitive verb learning when you need to use the traditional and unambiguous noun education.
Catholic readers should note that Da I’d De Carvalho, the head of the curriculum authority that has produced this bilge is a long-serving ‘Catholic’ ‘education’ bureaucrat. Quelle surprise! The so-called Catholic education system in this country is, with a few honourable exceptions, bureaucratic, philistine, secularist, and politically correct.