Wednesday, September 23, 2009

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la vert

Pleased as I am to discover that languages have not been entirely driven from the curriculem, James Bartholemew's discovery of what exactly is in the modern French 'A' level curriculum just shows us how politicised our education system has become,
"I was told that not one of the examining boards for French 'A' level now sets a single piece of French literature. The students will not read a single French book or play. Instead they will go through a textbook which includes one chapter on literature and three on the environment. This is a sick cocktail of philistinism and eco-propaganda. "

So goodbye Moliere, hello Gore.

So what is it that is so distinctive about the French culture, the language of Rimbaud, Montaigne, Flaubert, dammit even Derrida and Satre that means that sub eductaional exponants of climate change get the nod?

Why cannot our youth be exposed to beauty rather than propaganda? After all they ca pick up the propaganda in their own language on a daily basis.

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