Christopher Pyne says the curriculum must focus on Anzac Day and western history ?
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The Abbott government is triggering a new battle over Australia’s culture and history as it launches a review of the national curriculum with a goal of removing “partisan bias”.
A bias exists or are they wanting to create a bias to thier beliefs, I seem to remember someone in Europe did the same thing.
We saw an announcement from another government seeking to sweep aside the existing curriculum and claiming there was not the right sort of politics in that curriculum.
Now we have appointed two trusted mates to do a six-month review to overturn a curriculum, we should regard that as worrying and bizarre, reckless, and it’s something that authoritarian governments have done before. Australia’s children deserve better.”