Let’s not bandy with words.
The National Curriculum is a disgrace. The printed copies serve no value whatsoever. Laws prevent them from being used to belt new-age edu-babblers around the head whenever they utter their nonsense and, because they are double-printed, they serve no use as scrap paper either.
The online versions simply join the vast amount of pointless drivel forever circulating in bits and bops across the ever-more expensive NBN.
The National Curriculum is also the most hypocritical work of the hypocritical elite in this country.
The anti-God, atheistic left are enraptured by the National Curriculum because it has done such things as replace BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini – Latin for ‘year of the Lord’) with BCE and CE.
BCE stands for ‘Before Common Era’ while CE means ‘Common Era’. Whoopedy-doo!
Apparently it was really important to make this change. Now we have a new set of abbreviations that are based on exactly the same thing as the old set of abbreviations: the life of Jesus Christ.
Except that while the old abbreviations mentioned what they were about, the new ones are about as meaningless as they can get. Why? I’ll take a punt: it’s so now new-age Lefties can pretend that every numbered second of their day does not revolve around the God who will judge them when their time is up. Good luck with that, I say.
A 15 year-old kid shuffling through the National Curriculum, NAPLAN and Gonski would put it another way: whatever, it’s the same diff, dude.
For years we’ve been told by the enlightened Left that the National Curriculum is great and that religion should not be taught in public schools.
But that is baloney. The whole lot of it.
The National Curriculum is not great. It’s a centralised pile of steamy bureaucracy that will do nothing but lower standards. Each state should be in charge of their own curriculum. Further, each school should be able to have the educational flexibility to suit its local community. This is the best way to drive educational competition and to force up standards. National control & budgeting takes power further away from teachers and parents and adds to pointless administrative waste.
And I don’t want to hear the rubbish that standardisation makes it easier to move between states. There is nothing standardised about schools in one state from another anyway. And unless you want to go down an impossibly communistic path of forcing all schools to teach exactly the same literature at exactly the same time, this will never change. Such a goal is not possible and, furthermore, it would do nothing but reduce the educational depth of our nation. If you are moving interstate, I feel for you, but get over it. Life is full of little difficulties.
So the National Curriculum is not great at all. It is just a great waste.
And religion should be taught in schools.
Whether you are religious or not, religion has always played a central element in human history. This will not change in the future. Even atheism is a religion. It can be no more ‘scientifically’ proved than any other belief system.
If you want proof, just go and read Richard Dawkin’s book, The God Delusion. This atheistic giant has an explanation for his inability to explain the cause of this universe, and it involves assuming that there a lot more unexplained galaxies out there. It goes something like this: apparently there are bazillions of universes in a bazillion different dimensions and although it will never be possible to ever scientifically prove that these imagined universes and dimensions exist (or what caused them), we must accept that they do because we are all alive here today and that means that we just happen to be the result of the one universe with all the multitude of levers and knobs set at precisely the right settings for life – by themselves. Phew. And I thought the explanation of the Holy Trinity was a complicated mystery.
Religion should be part of any educational system that teaches about humanity. And any educational system that does not teach about humanity is not really an educational system at all. Even Dawkins’ beliefs should get a look in, just so that kids can understand that brainiacs are often the most arrogantly silly of all.
Further than that, any educational system in Australia that wants to teach about our nation, its institutions, its culture and its values will necessarily have to focus primarily on Christianity. There is simply no getting around it. Christianity is in the DNA of Australia.
But the new-age vandals don’t like this little fact. Like Susie O’Brien. She is a new-age vandal because she wants to destroy our civilisation. Just like the Vandals of old, she wants to plunder and replace the culture with barbarity. She even says it out loud and proud in her article written for the Herald Sun this very day. It’s title: Religion has no place in our state schools.
Susie goes on to write that:
“I am alarmed to hear that independent schools’ lobby group Christian Schools Australia wants the national curriculum to be underpinned by Australia’s Western heritage and Judaeo-Christian influences.”
I think that most people would be alarmed to find out that our national curriculum is not underpinned by our Western heritage and Jedaeo-Christian influences, but by something else altogether.
Susie obviously doesn’t believe our culture is worth fostering in our schools. But she is more supportive of other people’s culture getting a look in. That’s why she’s so supportive of the National Curriculum and its three cross-curriculum priorities.
And if Susie has even had a cursory glance at these priorities, which I am sure she has, considering she wrote about them today, then she will well know that the National Curriculum mandates religious study in every subject in every state school. It’s just not Christianity that is taught, but Islam and Chinese communist ideology. These are the three cross-curriculum priorities:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
I’m sure the Taliban will be pleased that Susie O’Brien thinks that Australia’s schoolkids should be taught more about Islam than Christianity. And even though Anthony Mundine is now a Muslim, I’m sure he appreciates Susie’s support for classroom hours to be freed from any necessity to teach the role of Christianity in our legal and parliamentary systems so that time can be spent analysing Tiddalik and the Rainbow Serpent.
And then there’s the third religion: sustainability. I have hunch that this is Susie’s favourite.
And, I must admit, it is probably mine too: it even comes with its own apocalyptic set of educational talking points. Most educational courses teach about things that are known and that are based on learning from the past. However, Australia’s national curriculum has no need for such old-fashioned ways. Half of the ‘Sustainability’ learning ideas are about things that are going to happen in the future. It all sounds very religious to me. Who knew that the Australian government’s educational bureaucrats had been endowed with the ability to prophesise? Not me. But I do like the fact that, via the National Curriculum, this power has been passed out like some educational sacrament to teachers in every subject across the land.
So, only the most obtuse person can claim that the National Curriculum removes religious study from the state school. It does no such thing at all. All it does is remove Christianity.
And that is the real reason that Susie O’Brien supports this failure of an educational policy. She is not interested in empowering schools to educate children. She is only interested in promoting the secular vandalism of our society.