According to NewstalkZB journalist Sophie Lowery and Professor Jack Vowles, Civic education in New Zealand schools needs to be “edgy.”
Yeah, just the kind of thing that could happen with committed Collectivist Hekia Parata in charge.
Apparently the lack of enthusiasm for voting in the last general election is down to poor civics instruction in schools. I thought it was down to a menu of poor political choices and left media’s conspiracy to stifle debate on real issues. But what would I know?
I know that if you don’t like the food at a restaurant, you don’t go there.
Political sociologist from the University of Exeter, Professor Jack Vowles, says the effectiveness of civic education depends on its content.
“Just teaching kids at school about what parliament does isn’t necessarily going to do the job,” he told Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking.
“Civic education that seems to work is the kind that’s more edgy, that actually gets into political issues, gets into controversy.”
Professor Vowles acknowledges it can be risky for schools to cover civic education in their curriculum and content must be non-partisan.
Non partisan??? Oh yeah, just like it is now. FFS, can you imagine what these commie bastards molesting our children’s minds would do if they had license to make civics more “edgy”??? The kids would be singing The Internationale every morning to the raising of the red flag.
What’s that? They already do that? Sorry, obviously I’m way behind the times.