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Re: Guardian condemns schools' "Microsoft" curriculum

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____/ bbgruff on Monday 29 Aug 2011 10:01 : \____

> On Monday 29 August 2011 02:01 Homer wrote:
> (Homer quoting The Guardian)
>> But, more importantly, the curriculum is disabling rather than enabling
>> for most kids, because it is preparing them for a technological world
>> that is vanishing before their eyes. Training children to use Microsoft
>> Office is the contemporary equivalent of the touch-typing courses that
>> secretarial colleges used to run for girls in the 1940s and 1950s â
>> useful for a limited role in the workplace, perhaps, but not much good
>> for life in the modern world.
>> [/quote]
>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/28/ict-changes-needed-
> national-curriculum
> It is the complete *opposite* of what many of the persistent trolls in this
> group have repeated like a mantra for years.
> We aren't talking of trolls here though, are we?  We are talking about the
> U.K. newspaper which has more influence than any other (probably more than
> all others combined) in U.K. education.
> One paragraph (which you'd snipped) puts it very well:-
> "And if you can't see the difference, try this simple thought-experiment:
> replace "ICT" with "sex" and see which you'd prefer in that context:
> education or training?"

Indoctrination even. And UK taxpayers are paying for this indoctrination for
Microsoft profits. In the US, Bill Gates lobbies to take over
the $500bn/year education system, shaping the minds of tomorrow's people.

Only one word describes this: corruption.

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