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    B948 - National Education Bill 2016, TSR UKIP
    National Education Bill 2016

    A
    BILL
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    Implement a compulsory ‘National Education’ subject in schools

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1) Definitions

    (a) ‘United Kingdom’ in the context of this bill refers to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and its previous forms before the Acts of Union 1707.
    (b) ‘Separatists’ refer to those who advocate for the independence (from the United Kingdom) of a part of the United Kingdom.
    (c) ‘Republicans’ refer to those who advocate for a republican form of government in the United Kingdom and support the abolishment of the monarchy.

    2) National Education

    (1) ‘National Education’ shall be included in the national curriculum
    (2) All schools following the national curriculum shall provide at least 40 minutes of ‘national education’ every school week that consists of at least five days to all students from the early years foundation stage to Key Stage 4.
    (3) ‘National Education’ shall include—
    (a) the mandatory singing of the national anthem every lesson;
    (b) the teaching of British culture and history in a manner that portrays the United Kingdom’s culture or history positively;
    (c) lessons teaching students to abide by the law;
    (d) the promotion of patriotism and the message that the United Kingdom is the greatest country in the world;
    (e) lessons on carrying out societal obligations, including paying taxes;
    (f) the promotion of traditional family values (as defined by the Department of Education); and
    (g) basic first aid training.

    3) Teachers’ duties

    (1) Teachers shall ensure that all students sing the national anthem during ‘national education’ sessions, unless a student has a disability that prevents him from singing.
    (2) Teachers shall ensure that students do not use any language other than English; or Scots, Welsh, British Sign Language, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, or Cornish if the situation permits.
    (3) Ensure that when teaching ‘national education’, no reference to the flag, anthem, monarchy, or history of the United Kingdom may be portrayed negatively.
    (4) Teachers have a responsibility to punish students who—
    (a) refuse to sing the national anthem during a national anthem singing session; or
    (b) use any language other than the ones permitted under subsection (2).

    4) Enforcement

    (1) The Department of Education shall be responsible for issuing ‘national education’ licenses for ‘national education’ teachers.
    (2) Only those with ‘national education’ licenses may teach ‘national education’ in schools.
    (3) The Department of Education may only issue ‘national education’ licenses to individuals who—
    (a) are British citizens;
    (b) have not been convicted of a crime; and
    (c) are not separatists or republicans.
    (4) The Department of Education shall be responsible for carrying out audits in schools to ensure that ‘national education’ is taught in accordance to the provisions in section 2 of this bill, and to ensure that teachers of ‘national education’ comply with the provisions in section 3.

    5) Consequences of violation

    (1)Teachers who fail to comply with the provisions in section 3 are liable to a minimum fine of £500.
    (2) Schools that fail to teach ‘national education’ in accordance to the provisions in section 2 are liable to a minimum fine of £10,000.
    (3) Those who attempt to teach ‘national education’ in schools without a license are liable to a maximum fine of £1000 and 12 months imprisonment.

    6) Short title, commencement and extent

    (1) This Act may be cited as the National Education Act 2016.
    (2) This Act comes into effect 30 days after Royal Assent.
    (3) This Act extends to Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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    No, might give a more detailed reply later, as I am busy at the moment
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    This is a joke bill, right? Cultural assimilation is not acceptable in modern society.
    Nay - FECK OFF!

    Only Father Jack can describe my reaction to this.


    EDIT - Here's my in-depth criticism:
    (a) the mandatory singing of the national anthem every lesson;
    seriously? weird lads, even the americans don't do that and they're real mad ('murica!)

    (b) the teaching of British culture and history in a manner that portrays the United Kingdom’s culture or history positively;
    So you're effectively brainwashing them...and you're feeding them disinformation that is biased - it'd be like Germany teaching their students that the Holocaust was a myth or completely glazing over the bit where they started a world war.

    (d) the promotion of patriotism and the message that the United Kingdom is the greatest country in the world;
    Going beyond patriotism into nationalism as well as a bit of triumphalism thrown in there.

    (f) the promotion of traditional family values (as defined by the Department of Education)
    You mean conservative English family values. Again, could be classed as brainwashing...or just wrong. Even Catholic schools' RE lessons leave room for free thinking and religious minorities.

    (c) are not separatists or republicans.
    That's extremely discriminatory - you can't cut off someone because of their views. It'd be like not allowing someone to teach RE in a Catholic school because they were a Protestant, or not allowing someone to teach History because they aren't from Britain.
    That'd also be very very hard to introduce in schools in the North of Ireland and Scotland.
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    No!!!!
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    lol
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    Lol.
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    well i like the first aid training i suppose
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    singing the anthem every lesson?
    I hated school! but I'll hate it even more!
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    Nay. Students don't need to learn about British Culture, it is all around them. The Teaching should not be biased. Students should know that the British Empire used Concentration Camps.

    Patriotism is fine, you can be proud of your nation, but we shouldn't be teaching supremacy, we should be teaching equality.

    Students don't need to be taught to abide by the law, they have this already in Citizenship/PSHE.

    First Aid and learning things like paying taxes I wholeheartedly agree with.

    (3) Ensure that when teaching ‘national education’, no reference to the flag, anthem, monarchy, or history of the United Kingdom may be portrayed negatively.
    (4) Teachers have a responsibility to punish students who—
    (a) refuse to sing the national anthem during a national anthem singing session; or
    (b) use any language other than the ones permitted under subsection (2).
    This bit is absolutely disgraceful. Every Student has the absolute Freedom of Speech.

    (c) are not separatists or republicans.
    How do you even enforce that?

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    Overall, this bill is absolutely absurd. It inhibits freedom of speech and is biased and completely ignorant. I urge all members with any sense to reject this absolutely ridiculous bill.
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    (Original post by jgjog3)
    singing the anthem every lesson?
    I hated school! but I'll hate it even more!
    I got sent home from school one time because I wouldn't sing the English NA. The teacher made me stand up afterwards and asked me why I wasn't singing it. I said it wasn't my anthem to sing. He told me to sing the national anthem, but he didn't say which national anthem - so I sang the Irish one.
    Perfectly good reason - it's also a far more interesting anthem than simply 'God Save our .... Queen' - we've got guns and explosions in ours

    It's also a subtle attempt at the complete supplantion of the native Celtic languages - cultural assimilation.
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    Aye , Aye , AYE !
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Nay. Students don't need to learn about British Culture, it is all around them. The Teaching should not be biased. Students should know that the British Empire used Concentration Camps.

    Patriotism is fine, you can be proud of your nation, but we shouldn't be teaching supremacy, we should be teaching equality.

    Students don't need to be taught to abide by the law, they have this already in Citizenship/PSHE.

    First Aid and learning things like paying taxes I wholeheartedly agree with.



    This bit is absolutely disgraceful. Every Student has the absolute Freedom of Speech.



    How do you even enforce that?

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    Overall, this bill is absolutely absurd. It inhibits freedom of speech and is biased and completely ignorant. I urge all members with any sense to reject this absolutely ridiculous bill.
    #CulturalAssimilation



    FECK OFF!
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I got sent home from school one time because I wouldn't sing the English NA. The teacher made me stand up afterwards and asked me why I wasn't singing it. I said it wasn't my anthem to sing. He told me to sing the national anthem, but he didn't say which national anthem - so I sang the Irish one.
    Perfectly good reason - it's also a far more interesting anthem than simply 'God Save our .... Queen' - we've got guns and explosions in ours

    It's also a subtle attempt at the complete supplantion of the native Celtic languages - cultural assimilation.
    I agree with you!!
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    (f) the promotion of traditional family values (as defined by the Department of Education)
    Part of me wants to see this pass just so we can see how the Education Secretary decides to define traditional family values.
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    I have to admit there's some good elements like the first aid stuff, but there's a lot of **** too.

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    what

    I thought this was the UK, not North Korea...
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Part of me wants to see this pass just so we can see how the Education Secretary decides to define traditional family values.
    PRSOM

    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    what

    I thought this was the UK, not North Korea...
    I thought you had similar views to NK?
    "The North Koreans - a great bunch o' lads" - Father Ted
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    You can't fault UKIP on their joke bills.

    When you think they've run out of them...

    Suprise! Another one.
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Part of me wants to see this pass just so we can see how the Education Secretary decides to define traditional family values.
    I will dangle them out of a window till they accept it as being people in a same sex marriage with adopted kids, who hold strong socialist and republican views
 
 
 
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