To say I was shocked and surprised was an understatement. Whilst having breakfast with my youngest daughter yesterday, she asked “Is Brexit going to be bad instead of good for the country? My cookery teacher told us it is going to be really bad and we will have to buy chlorinated chicken and all other things will be bad too.” She then went onto ask me “Did you lie when you said that you think Brexit will be a good thing for our country?” I was totally taken aback and went on to say that I would not have told her that Brexit is good for the country if I truly did not believe it.
If a teacher is going to talk about such subjects then they must state that it is only their opinion.
Having been the Vote Leave Constituency Coordinator and Referendum Agent for the Stroud constituency I have studied and read many hours and hundreds of pages of documented evidence for both sides of the debate. My mind was made up over many years after seeing the years of waste that the EU is. Throughout the campaign I met with several of the Vote Leave leadership team and something that affirmed my view was from Daniel Hannan when I met him at the RAU in Cirencester, was that this overseas institution, who presumes to legislate for us is a wasteful protectionist club with its own interests to the fore.
My Daughters teacher and the state had therefore decided to worry and put doubt into her impressionable mind about me, her father and my own opinions. Without having a balanced conversation on the subject. An email has been sent to the Head Teacher.
This is but one example of teachers and the state run education machine indoctrinating the young in our schools with socialist ideology. This has been going on for years. Our children are being programmed with socialist policy and philosophy.
The argument to free schools from state control and open them up to free market enterprise has been building for many years. In 2017 I attended a policy briefing with our friends at the IEA where Jamie Whyte gave a very fascinating briefing on this very same subject. Another example of this indoctrination was highlighted in an article on the Heritage Foundation website. An extract:
Here’s an example. I was helping one of my elementary school students with a homework assignment about listing famous Britons throughout history. She already had some of the more obvious ones: Shakespeare, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth.
“Well, how about Winston Churchill?” I recommended.
“Oh no, not him,” she replied. “He was a racist and didn’t think women should have rights. He wasn’t a good guy.” *
*source The Heritage Foundation.
It is about time that we free schools up and take them out of State control or we could see a repeat of the indoctrination that the German youth were subject to in the late 1930’s and into the early 1940’s.
A Libertarian government will leave students the freedom to pursue alternative educational avenues. A Libertarian education system will fulfil the following simple three objectives :
Give parents authority over their children’s educational choices. Break up the de facto state education monopoly. Grant increased autonomy to education providers, whilst imposing only a limited collection of mandatory “core” subjects (English, Mathematics and science) up to sixteen.
We have to put a stop to the enforced indoctrination of our young and let the innovative genius grow.
Glenville Gogerly EADW – Libertarian Party Interim Chairman