Think of this. If radicals or anarchists have a big day - May Day for example, or March 26 - do you think kids up and down the country would be making little black banners and being taught about the history of the class struggle?
I want my children to be educated so that: in history - they learn about the lives of their ancestors, not the ruling elite. Maybe a smattering of the abuses that the British Empire allowed, such as the destruction of the Tasman Islanders, or the invention of concentration camps (we invented the concept) might help them understand what the British Empire is all about. Geography - I want them to be able to navigate a vehicle route and use map and compass off road, not learn about the problems of Welsh hill farmers, as I was taught. Maybe Peak Oil could be mentioned in a geology lesson. Mathematics - handling money. Religious Education - morality. Perhaps atheism deserves a mention, seeing as the churches are empty. Music - at least mention the punk revolution and modern music. Citizenship - what the hell is that? I want my little ones to leave school with the capacity to think critically, and not to be indoctrinated the way the elite would wish - it's us that pay for these
Conflict - Education
A wider question then looms. Why are the Christian religious allowed a day of television programmming on a Sunday? Why are celebrities allowed onto the (non-advertising) BBC to plug their crap; Jordan's latest book, Cheryl's latest 'record'? Why is Breakfast, the BBC's early morning news bulletin, a vehicle for people plugging their books? (Alastair Campbell was allowed on to promote non-political thriller All In The Mind, as was Paul McKenna to promote I Can Make You Sleep.
Paul - there's no point; most of them are asleep. Because they have crap drilled into them from an early age. Which is why you are allowed onto what purports to be a news programme.