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Winston Churchill out, global warming in

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By Michelle Malkin  •  July 14, 2007 10:01 AM

Last month, I did a column comparing the education of children of the West and children of jihad. I mentioned idiotic measures in the British school system to protect children from the terror of having to raise their hand in class and of the introduction of “happiness tests.” Now this:

FURY erupted last night after Sir Winston Churchill was axed from school history lessons.

Britain’s cigar-chomping World War Two PM — famed for his two-finger victory salute — was removed from a list of figures secondary school children must learn about.

Instead they will be taught about “relevant” issues such as global warming and drug dangers. Churchill’s grandson, Tory MP Nicholas Soames, branded the move “total madness.”

The decision to axe Churchill is part of a major shake-up aimed at dragging the national curriculum into the 21st century, it was claimed last night.

But the plan — hatched by advisers — angered schools secretary Ed Balls, who vowed to probe ALL the changes to the curriculum.

The proposals will see traditional timetables torn up, with pupils focusing on modern “relevant” topics such as drug and booze abuse, climate change and GM foods.

Churchill — voted the greatest ever Briton — goes off the required lessons list, along with Hitler, Gandhi, Stalin and Martin Luther King.

There will also be no need to mention the Wars of the Roses, Elizabeth I or Henry VIII.

I concur with Clarice Feldman: “With terrorists stalking the UK and Islamofascism threatening all of the West and its values, I can hardly think of a more stupid move than to replace teaching about Churchill with global warming and GM foods.”

From “Never surrender” to “The sky is falling,” a once-great nation now winces in wartime. I feel tremors from England’s great leaders rolling over in their graves.

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