Skip to comments.Hong Kong education plan draws protests (decry Chinese patriotic brainwashing)
Posted on 07/30/2012 12:32:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Tens of thousands of protesters paraded through Hong Kong on Sunday, waving placards denouncing "brainwashing" by China's ruling Communist Party and calling for the scrapping of plans for "national education" courses in local schools.
Sunday's protesters decried this as brainwashing. Protest placards borrowed lyrics from "Another Brick in the Wall," a song by the British rock group Pink Floyd: "We don't need no thought control. Leave them kids alone."
Hong Kong officials deny that the new courses - due to start in primary schools this year and secondary schools in 2013 - will mimic "patriotic education" teaching on the mainland, which, mostly silent on the Communist Party's bloody past and centered instead on the misdeeds of foreigners, instills fervent nationalism rooted in a deep sense of victimhood.
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Obamas Ministry Of Truth Replacing Great Literature With Propaganda In The Classroom
Saturday, December 08, 2012 12:48:19 AM · by Mozilla · 25 replies
Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2012 | Andrea Ryan
The Obama Administration has launched its newest campaign to confiscate the minds of our children. To qualify for federal grant funds, Obama is requiring states to adopt a new program called Common Core State Standards In English. The program would wipe great works of literature from English curriculums across the country. And replace them with information text, such as Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, an Order, of course, favorable to the Liberal environmentalist movement. Via Lucianne, Powerline reports, Controversy is brewing over new Common Core State Standards in English that call on public schools to...