Thursday, November 22, 2007
Schools and propaganda
"Ensuring that children attend school is only one component of the right to education. What children are taught about themselves and others, how they are educated, can amount to indoctrination, advocacy of racism or sexism, propaganda of war, or stultifying regurgitation of useless bits of information."
Katarina Tomasevski, the first ever Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights