What Constitutes Politicised Content in the Classroom?
Lindfield Learning Village has been slammed by The NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot for Years 5 and 6 creation of political posters that feature slogans from the Black Lives Matter movement, and that are critical of police. Elliot has called for taxpayer-funded teachers to be sacked for pushing left wing ideologies and brainwashing children with anti-police propaganda. The school’s history unit on freedom and rights in Australia has exposed the dichotomy between educating young people about the current state of affairs and issues that pervade Australian society, and what constitutes politicised content in the classroom. We were joined by Dr Remy Low from University of Sydney to discuss the implications of education on current affairs.