November 25, 2005

Reform Doesn't Always Produce Good Results

From Norway's Aftenposten comes this article:

A key component in the draft national high school curriculum proposes replacing much Norwegian, European, world and modern history with digital presentations of the Viking age, the rise of the Roman Empire and the development of medieval China...

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

From Anthony Trollope's Last Chronicle of Barset:

You remember nothing, and you forget nothing. You expect everything to be made smooth for you, and will do nothing towards making things smooth for anybody else.

Thanks to Joanne Jacobs for the link.

Posted by jeffreyb at 11:38 PM | Comments (0)