Exit Winston Churchill, Enter Twitter
With proposed curriculum changes like this, there could be more than just an hour of darkness after Saturday's "Earth Hour." How does one even contemplate the change from studying the likes of Shakespeare and the Second World War to blogs and social networking trends? Just what the world needs - more self-absorbed dumb people spreading their "knowledge" in real-time without knowing the facts.
Weirdly, there just might be a bright light on the horizon...from the educational system of the United States, no less:
Bill to Reform Teaching of American History and Civics Introduced in the Senate
Guess only time will tell if we learn the lesson. And hopefully, before the mistakes of the past are repeated.
©2009 Steve Sagarra