“Climate change is the most pressing and threatening issue to modern-day society. Through lack of understanding from generations before us, we are having to fix it. And how can we do this without education?” she wrote in a Guardian blog on Tuesday, which echoed the petition to the education secretary, Michael Gove, on the website change.org.
“Our government, part of the generation who bear much of the responsibility for this problem, intends to not only fail to act on climate change themselves but to obscure the truth from children and young people. It is outrageous that Michael Gove can even consider the elimination of climate change education for under-14s. We must keep climate change in the curriculum in order for young people take on this challenge of tackling the threat posed by our changing climate,” Marwaha wrote.
Oh, such certitude. Such a horrible thing for the educational system to have created. This poor child doesn’t know “climate change is the most pressing and threatening issue to modern-day society“, she’s simply parroting what some instructor told her. It’s sad to note that none of her instructors told her that she can’t possibly have a lock on what “truth” is through any science education. Belief in absolute truth requires faith.
Has anyone pointed out to the poor child that even if what her instructors pressed into her mind were true that there’s little or nothing the UK could possibly do to “fix it“? Did anyone bother to tell this poor child that even if anthropological climate change were true that it hasn’t been demonstrated that then net end results would be harmful to humanity?
What a shame. It’s clear that Nineteen Eighty-Four is no longer required reading for these children. Or if it is, they didn’t help her with the interpretation. It’s also a good bet she’s never been exposed to Voltaire. Or any other thinkers.
She hasn’t been taught how to think, she’s been taught what to think.
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