The scandal-ridden Welsh Labour Government (which in the last 12 months has been accused of nurturing a “toxic atmosphere” including bullying, sexual assault, sexual harrassment and lying) is to devise a course on “ethics”… for secondary schoolchildren.
The new Welsh schools “ethics” course is to use texts by liberal “thinkers” including the late Senator Edward Kennedy.
[Edward “Ted” Kennedy was the Democrat senator who infamously left his female campaign assistant Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in his crashed car at Chappaquiddick whilst he saved his own skin. Kennedy then lied about the incident. ]
The Welsh Labour Government’s new secondary curriculum for Wales – which will include a course on “ethics” – is to be published next Easter and with the aim of ensuring that “young people become ethical, informed and valued members of society”.
Education Minister Kirsty Williams (Liberal AM for Brecon and Radnor) says the new Welsh education system must be what she calls a “citizens first” system.
The Welsh Labour Government quotes Ms Williams as saying “The curriculum will represent what we want – what we expect – the citizens of the future to become, to know, and to have gained from their teachers.”
Kirsty Williams is also quoted as saying that the new schools curriculum is to cover “issues such as identity politics, social mobility and human rights” – and will include works by [almost entirely left-wing] “thinkers” – including such paragons of virtue as the late Senator Edward Kennedy.
However it seems Welsh Labour is unusually sensitive to criticism of this new school “ethics” course.
Party “twitterati” have rounded on anyone who has dared criticise the scheme – specifically the Vale of Glamorgan Conservative Assembly candidate Ross England.
Mr England – no stranger to public controversy, or to inflaming the Left – has waded straight in to lambast the scheme itself and – implicitly – to criticise the apparent social engineering which seems to be behind the Welsh Labour Government’s new school curriculum and its “ethics” content . On Twitter he said:-
The new ethics course is to be put together by un-named “Teachers and university lecturers” along with a body of so-called “international experts” (it’s not stated what they’re actually experts in) and representatives of what the Welsh Government calls “civic society” .
Testing and feedback will be carried out on the new ethics course before schools are given access to the final version of the new curriculum in 2020 – prior to its introduction in schools in 2022.
The Welsh Labour Government is entirely responsible for education in Welsh state schools and continues to bear responsibility for the lowest performance in public education anywhere in the UK.
In the most recent international PISA tests (in 2016), schools in Wales performed far worse than schools in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – the fourth time in a row Wales has come bottom of the rankings. The next batch of PISA test results will be released in 2019 .
Male students shouldn’t ask smaller female students out on dates – says the University of Missouri where the Welsh Labour Government Education minister was educatedWelsh Labour Government Education Minister Kirsty Williams (real name Victoria Kirstyn Williams) attended the achingly politically-correct University of Missouri.
The Kansas City Star reported yesterday (Dec 28 2018) that the University of Missouri has issued legal depositions suggesting that “male students should avoid asking out female students at all – particularly when the male is physically larger than the female” and that to do so could conflict with the university’s sexual harassment policies.