Norwegian Expansion of Bush Policy: All Children Left Behind

Not wishing to be outdone by the US, Norway seems to be working on a plan specifically designed to leave all children behind. Aftenposten reports on a proposal to revise the way history is to be taught in the land which bore Thor Heyerdahl and Roald Amundsen:

The new program leaves out the world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, and does not mention the topics of Nazism or Communism.

The world wars are potentially included under a clause that would allow teachers and students “to choose and examine two or more recent international conflicts, and assess cause and effect”.

The reform would further complicate the teaching of general education by reducing the number of hours of history to two hours a week.

We already know the results of teaching revisionist history in the United States. Let’s just hope that Norway doesn’t forget its proud history of resisting the Nazi occupation, so this piece of soon to be verboten history doesn’t repeat itself.

Stephen Gordon

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