Parents in Britain were recently threatened with a letter from their school stating that their children would be accused of “Racial Discrimination” if they refused to allow the children to attend a field trip to Staffordshire University. According to the letter sent last Wednesday, the visit is part of the National Curriculum for religious education and also reflects ‘the multi-cultural community in which we live’.
The letter states:
It is a statutory requirement for primary school children to experience and learn about different cultures.
The workshop will give your child the opportunity to explore other religions. Children will be looking at religious artefacts (sic) similar to those that would be on display in a museum. They will not be partaking in any religious practices.
If you would like to discuss this further, please contact our RE co-ordinator, Mrs Edmonds.
Also in this letter was a warning to parents: “Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.”
At this point you might be wondering why I’m “crossing the pond” and talking about another country when I am usually focused on America’s educational deform project called the Common Core—but this letter epitomizes exactly what we Liberty-loving folk are so concerned about. The Common Core is one step closer to, if not for all intents and purposes already there, nationalized education.
As you can see in the letter, they have made it a “statutory requirement for primary school children to experience and learn about different cultures.” In Britain, apparently, it’s not a parent’s job to decide what cultures their child should be introduced to.
Our freedoms in America and our rights as parents are being severely restricted and this is the exact thing we don’t want to see in the mail. The very idea that the child would be accused of racial discrimination due to their parent opting them out of a field trip is irresponsible at best.
There are many reasons a parent may not want a child to go on this trip; does one of those reasons include racism? Possibly. Are the citizens in England allowed to have personal beliefs that don’t line up with the nationalized education system? The answer to that is a resounding no.
And before any naysayers accuse me of being racist, let me make it clear: If this had been a trip to the Vatican where they would learn all about Catholic artifacts, it would still be inappropriate to question a parent’s reasons for opting out of a religious-based field trip. Not to mention going so far as to threaten the parent via the child’s educational records because of it.
Frankly, there is not much more to say about this situation. It is a very clear message for people in the US, if they choose to see it. This is what we’re headed for.
Keep your eyes open, parents. Stay vigilant. It’s coming.