UK has removed The Holocaust from School Curricula?-Fiction!

UK has removed The Holocaust from School Curricula?-Fiction!

The United Kingdom Has Removed Teaching About The Holocaust From Public Schools-Fiction!

 

Summary of eRumor:

 

The email says that the UK has “removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum

The Truth:

There has not been any governmental decision to eliminate teaching about the holocaust from schools in the UK.

This email may have been prompted by a government-funded study by the Historical Association in the UK.  It found that some teachers who have multi-cultural classes have avoided teaching about controversial historical topics such as The Holocaust.  The report cited several examples of schools that backed away from teaching about The Holocaust, The Crusades, and slavery.  “In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community, or in a place of worship,” the report said.

Another false story, a spinoff of this one, claims that the University of Kentucky has taken the Holocaust out of its curriculum.  CLICK HERE for that eRumor.

Updated 4/14/06