Britains schoolchildren think Auschwitz is a type of beer!

#1
If this Sky News story is to be believed... who says children are not taught properly these days!

Am I the only one who is appalled?

Does this make me a grumpy old f_art?

Why the hell aren't children being taught the proper names of beers!!!?? :?


Sky News
 
#4
There was one in a woman's magazine (don't ask) a week or two back which claimed a significant percentage could name neither Queen nor Prime Minister of the UK.
 
#5
Bier macht frei.
 
#6
Biscuits_Brown said:
There was one in a woman's magazine (don't ask) a week or two back which claimed a significant percentage could name neither Queen nor Prime Minister of the UK.
Blimey! That's easy! The Queen is called ... well, 'Queen'

As for the Prime Minister, it's ...err, hang on, don't tell me, no wait a minute it's ... oooo I'll get it in a minute...
 
#7
Can't believe it myself! I finished my "Education" last year and you would not believe that some 16/17 yr old GEOGRAPHY students do not know where places like South Africa, India and Australia are!

Crazy :x
 
#8
Archangel said:
Biscuits_Brown said:
There was one in a woman's magazine (don't ask) a week or two back which claimed a significant percentage could name neither Queen nor Prime Minister of the UK.
Blimey! That's easy! The Queen is called ... well, 'Queen'

As for the Prime Minister, it's ...err, hang on, don't tell me, no wait a minute it's ... oooo I'll get it in a minute...
Everyone knows what the PM is called!!!!................... W@NKER :x
 
#9
I was going to post something similar a few days ago, I didn't as I thought it might be an isolated case, clearly not.

Have recently taken in another au pair (17 very nice and polite) to look after the nipper who is without doubt the most 'sheltered' individual I have ever met. She doesn't know who the main players were in the 1st and 2nd world war (ie the countries that were having a hoo ha) Never heard of the IRA (very big celtic fan though) wanted to know when WW3 was gonna happen and who would win (like it was some sort of pre-determined result) wants the answer to why Britain is fighting the afghans and where about in iraq it was. Doesn't like pasta but will eat spaghetti. Are the miners still on strike? Is that why no-one has coal fires anymore?

These are a just a few of the 'choicier' comments but clearly there is something wrong in some of our schools. It can't be all of them because we are getting some very gifted and bright individuals coming through the doors into the armed forces but WTF is going on? the reason I ask is because she can list xyz about employment law her voting rights and name every major player in the black civil rights movement (I hasten to add she's white from Glasgow) Is it just that schools don't teach classic/ modern history or geography?
 
#10
Read, in the Torygraph, that one in six children finish 11 years of compulsory education without gaining a single qual. Bearing in mind how much the quals have been "dumbed down" what have the little retards been doing? At my expense.

PS what does a bunch of foreigners murderering other foreigners miles away have to do with UK history. Except as a by note.
We going to have to also teach the children what a lot of ex Auschwitz inmates did in a certain UN mandate area once they got bank rolled by the Yanks? Didn't think so...
 
#12
We have a calender in work, one of the ones where you turn wheels to change the digits.

At some point, somebody had obviously been footering with it and it was displaying "34 Oct."

Wee girl (who's doing a BA, gawd bless 'er) asked me if "There used to be 34 days in October... In the old days".

:?
 
#14
Turn those figures around and they read as "Ninety percent of schoolchildren know precisely what Auschwitz was".
I'm happy with that.
If only 10% of adults were poorly educated numpties, it would be an eight fold improvement over the status quo.
 
#15
Biscuits_Brown said:
We have a calender in work, one of the ones where you turn wheels to change the digits.

At some point, somebody had obviously been footering with it and it was displaying "34 Oct."

Wee girl (who's doing a BA, gawd bless 'er) asked me if "There used to be 34 days in October... In the old days".

:?
Stooodents, eh?

I did my BSc in microbiology and a lab partner who was assigned to me in my first year was a bit ... 'special'.

One day she spilled a beaker containing some harmless bacteria in the lab.... but to make absolutely sure they didn't escape and cause any damage she methodically stamped all over the spill "to make sure they were all dead"!

Ah, Bless! :roll:
 
#16
Here is my experience of schoolchildren at Auschwitz;

In 98 a mate and I did the backpack/inter-rail thing round Europe. As we travelled on overnight trains , being tight cnuts and avoiding accom charges where possible, we arrived at Oswiecim bright and early(ca 0700) one weekday morning and got a taxi out to the camp.

We did the camp per se, then out to Birkenau to look at the sidings, huts, chambers etc

On return we went to the SKC-alike cinema to watch the english version of the film about the camp.

While we had been away the carpark had gained about half a dozen coaches, some of which contained kids, who were shepherded into the cinema, doing all the normal kids things, talking shouting, eating sweets the sort of Saturday matinee thing that older codgers will remember.

Film starts.

Noise dies down

Noise stops

Film finishes

As the lights went on all that could be heard is the soft sobbing of a couple of children.

I'm sure the venue had a great deal to do with it, but I suspect the memory lives on in europe slightly better than over here simply because access is easier for those in that general region.

I find it immensly worrying that some UK youngsters are not aware of the basics of modern history.

Lest we forget.
 
#17
PE4rocks said:
Here is my experience of schoolchildren at Auschwitz;

In 98 a mate and I did the backpack/inter-rail thing round Europe. As we travelled on overnight trains , being tight cnuts and avoiding accom charges where possible, we arrived at Oswiecim bright and early(ca 0700) one weekday morning and got a taxi out to the camp.

We did the camp per se, then out to Birkenau to look at the sidings, huts, chambers etc

On return we went to the SKC-alike cinema to watch the english version of the film about the camp.

While we had been away the carpark had gained about half a dozen coaches, some of which contained kids, who were shepherded into the cinema, doing all the normal kids things, talking shouting, eating sweets the sort of Saturday matinee thing that older codgers will remember.

Film starts.

Noise dies down

Noise stops

Film finishes

As the lights went on all that could be heard is the soft sobbing of a couple of children.

I'm sure the venue had a great deal to do with it, but I suspect the memory lives on in europe slightly better than over here simply because access is easier for those in that general region.

I find it immensly worrying that some UK youngsters are not aware of the basics of modern history.

Lest we forget.
So do I,
but looking at what is happening in Britain today, I suppose its no surprise.

Teach your children of what happened, so that they will never have to go through what we did in WW11.
That’s what my father told me, and that is what I passed on to my kids.
 
#18
"EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION" who said that?

Was it a 'pretty straight sort of guy',

or,

was it a lying, thieving, two-faced, war-mongering, grinning, know-nothing, formica and flourescent lighting, spiv-like, third rate pop-star wanabee sort of guy?

Answers on a postcard please to:

Messrs Ashie and Sven,
Political Clowns R Us plc
Dreamland House
Utopia
Fantasyland.
 
#19
thedonnmeister said:
Archangel said:
Biscuits_Brown said:
There was one in a woman's magazine (don't ask) a week or two back which claimed a significant percentage could name neither Queen nor Prime Minister of the UK.
Blimey! That's easy! The Queen is called ... well, 'Queen'

As for the Prime Minister, it's ...err, hang on, don't tell me, no wait a minute it's ... oooo I'll get it in a minute...
Everyone knows what the PM is called!!!!................... W@NKER :x
Some kids never seem to learn about our history and world wars ,Some even think that our PM is the American one not the British PM because they spend so much time in front of sky television and the majority of the kids programmes are American .
Children should be taught about history so that Asuchwitz never happens again
 
#20
ration said:
Children should be taught about history so that Asuchwitz never happens again
That's a very controversial view, Chubb. :roll:
 

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