British secondary schools will drop Winston Churchill from a list of figures to be mentioned in history teaching. Also dropped: Hitler, Gandhi, Stalin and Martin Luther King. The schools will now be emphasizing “lessons on debt management, the environment and healthy eating.”
Schools are also being told to tear up the timetable of eight lessons a day and introduce classes lasting a few minutes – or several hours – by mixing different subjects together.
Five-minute lessons on spelling, French or German could be “drip-fed” throughout the day.
The architect of the new curriculum, Dr Ken Boston, insisted traditional approaches had been “exhausted”.
Check your calendar. This is not April 1.
Related: The Trivialization of Science Teaching.
(cross-posted at Photon Courier)