July 04, 2008

(global) illiteracy

So a charity that promotes global learning is complaining that school children are 'globally illiterate', and do not understand global issues so of course something-must-be-done by the government (probably involving handing over large slabs of cash to charities that promote global learning). It gets top billing in the BBC's education section and a 'Have your say'.

Personally I would be more worried about the number that are functionally illiterate. Perhaps if they where actually taught to read then they could find out for themselves about current affairs, rather than having this time spent being brain washed about whatever the trendy cause-de-jour is.


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