Unsuitable film

20th April 2007 at 01:00
The Government will this week begin distributing Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth to all 3,385 secondaries in England.

The Department for Education and Skills says influencing children's opinions "is crucial to developing a long-term view on the environment among the public". This is an admission that the aim in circulating the film is to indoctrinate children, contrary to the Education Act 2002, which at section 78 says the curriculum is to be "balanced and broadly based"; section 79 requires the Secretary of State, local education authorities, governing bodies and heads to exercise their functions "with a view to securing that the curriculum for every maintained school satisfies the requirements of section 78".

Political spin is bad enough, but once we start brainwashing our children we are finished.

Derek Tipp Woodlands, Southampton

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now