It’s bad enough that the UK is racing the US to the bottom as we both slide downhill toward a fascist state. Now they are trying to compete with us on ignorance and stupidity!
If that’s true, then it means that 3 of 10 teachers in the UK are unfit for teaching and should be fired immediately for incompetence. We have been forced to fight against this rubbish in the US for years and I can’t believe it has actually spread now to the UK. I thought the English had more damned common sense than that.
The most important natural resource of any nation, the one that must be protected above everything else, is its children. In thirty years, they will be running things. If we do not give them a proper education, we are committing national suicide. We should not use ancient mythology to explain natural events to them.
Lightning does not happen because Zeus is tossing around thunderbolts and so this should not be taught in science class.
Thunder does not happen because Thor is angry and so this should not be taught in science class.
Rain does not happen because the angels are weeping and so this should not be taught in science class.
Humanity did not happen because Jehovah breathed on a puppet he’d sculpted in the mud and so this should not be taught in science class.
Teach that sort of thing in the context of mythology where it belongs, not as science. Those kids will be running the world thirty years from now. We need to make sure that they have a firm grasp of reality when they take over.