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Monday, July 16, 2007

U.K. School Daze

(Fox News) - The new British secondary school curriculum will feature a slimmed-down study plan that cuts out several key historical figures, such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Martin Luther King Jr. and — believe it or not — Winston Churchill.

As you might imagine, that has Britons howling. Sir Winston's grandson is calling the decision "madness" and "absurd." The British History Curriculum Association says it is "appalled" by the move, that it will "promote ignorance" and is pandering to a politically correct agenda.

A spokesman for the group that came up with the new school plan sought to justify it by saying good teachers won't blindly follow the new guide and will still talk about Churchill's role in the history of Britain.


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