Is Vladimir Putin “the most dangerous man in the world?” If you trust the same news sources that some British schoolchildren’s teachers do, then yes. Perhaps it’s a good thing that the kids aren’t listening.
When schools in Britain eventually reopen in September, children filling into the classrooms won’t just be learning their reading, writing and arithmetic. On top of these fundamentals, their teachers will spoon-feed them blatant propaganda that would make Herr Goebbels blush.
The propaganda source in question is The Day, a news site founded by a team of established journalists and directed at teens. Designed for use in the classroom, each of The Day’s stories is presented alongside a range of thought-provoking questions and exercises to help young people learn to “think for themselves and engage with the world.”
Though UK-focused, The Day is used in classrooms around the world as a teaching aid.