England avoids the Holocaust

A recent report from Britain’s Department for Education and Skills found that students weren’t being taught about the Holocaust or the Crusades for fear of offending students. As someone who works for an institution who’s mission is to teach tolerance through the experiences of those who lived through the Holocaust, I find it difficult to see how this does anything but exacerbate the problem. If the students have issues with one another, your role (as an educator) becomes to diversify and enlighten your classroom; not hide your head in the sand and hope it goes away.

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