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National Curriculum: Activism not Education

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10 June 2021

There are no prizes for guessing how it all went wrong.

When the tightknit gang of bureaucrats and academics who control the Australian curriculum are left to their own devices, with no firm political oversight, they return to form.

That means radical identity politics, critical race theory, training for teen climate globalists, and the usual attacks on Western civilisation.

That means rubbing out any reference to Christianity in the curriculum and cancelling the teaching of freedoms that underpin Australian democracy, including freedom of speech, association, and religion.

That means Anzac Day and Australia Day become “contested” ideas, meaning children would be taught left-wing criticism of our national days of commemoration and celebration. We have all this and more in the new curriculum proposed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

As Dr Bella d’Abrera, the Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the IPA, put it: “Any endorsement of this radical new curriculum would be an endorsement of a fundamentally anti-Australian ideology by the Morrison Government.”

Alarmingly, as the curriculum will be compulsory for government and non-government schools, parents would be trapped. Every day we’d send our kids to school with no way to stop the teaching of this full-scale assault on mainstream Australians values in their classrooms.

So how can we take back control? Start here. Download our free e-book Activism Not Education: 7 Ways The New Curriculum Will Impact Our Children (published jointly by Advance Australia and the IPA).

Use it to talk to your family and friends about what these faceless bureaucrats and university academics have up their sleeves.

Share it. Spread the word.

That way, they can see the facts through the spin.

Like you, we are doing all we can to force the Federal Government to reject outright this over-the-top new curriculum, which would do nothing but accelerate the already rapidly declining standards of Australian students’ general knowledge, literacy and numeracy.

Stand with us so together we can put a stop to this nonsense.

Download Activism Not Education: 7 Ways The New Curriculum Will Impact Our Children.  

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Bella d'Abrera

Dr Bella d'Abrera is the Director, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs

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