But I’ve been saying it to whoever will listen, for some time.
Eric Schmidt thinks the British “school system” (by which I take it me means primarily the State part) undervalues science, engineering and computing versus what he calls “the humanities”. Humanities apart – the study of which, if they are proper ones like joined-up-history, proper geography with facts, and languages such as Latin and classical Greek – if we simply got rid of vacuous rubbish like “Citizenship”, “personal, social and health education” (abbreviated to PSHE to simultaneously impress, frighten and exclude parents from objecting), and the pretentious self-regarding twaddle of forcibly-applied topics in “literature” (and poetry) from the English “syllabus”, replacing that with an own-time-reading library of proper English literature by dead white male authors, the time saved could be turned over to more proper science, engineering and computing.
Visits to steel-foundries, blast-furnaces, silicon-ship-fabs, wire-drawing factories, shipyards and textile mills would also immediately be re-instated.
AND, I do so wish that WordPress would refrain from this faux-matey stuff…“This is your 3,714th post. Slick!”