A school play has been referred to a Government Minister after an MP complained it was “propaganda”.
Philip Davies wrote to the Education Secretary after reading about a production on climate change that was touring schools in Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Michael Gove replied, agreeing there was no place for propaganda and promising to “slim down” the national curriculum.
Whether climate change should be taught in schools is under debate as the Government looks to slash the size of the curriculum.
Its advisor has previously said lessons should stick to core scientific principles and not include global warming.
But this has led to fears that science teaching is being “politicised” and could lose its relevance to modern life.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.