British professor, John White, believes that lessons should"
cover a series of personal skills.
Pupils would no longer study history, geography and science but learn skills such as energy- saving and civic responsibility through projects and themes.
Professor White wants ministers to encourage schools to shift away from single-subject teaching to "theme or project-based learning".
Pupils would still cover some content but would be encouraged to meet a series of personal aims. The curriculum already states some of these but is "hampered" by the continued primacy of subjects.
The aims include fostering a model pupil who "values personal relationships, is a responsible and caring citizen, is entrepreneurial, able to manage risk and committed to sustainable development".
Why bother sending your child to school at all if this is what they are going to be taught?
The dumbing down of the curriculum and grade inflation has lead to:
A leading university will become the first to introduce its own entrance exam for all applicants because A-levels no longer distinguish the brightest teenagers.
Imperial College will ask them to sit a problem-solving test as well as A-levels - claiming that grade inflation has left the gold standard exam "almost worthless".
This is yet another reason why I am glad we homeschool.
In our homeschool we concentrate on the basics, taught hierarchically which will ultimate lead (we hope), to children who will be able to logically analyze all information that comes their way.