Christopher McGovern a contributor to GB News, urged education unions to “forget about wokeism” and stop pushing for a change in the school curriculum over colonialism.
The weekend news guest hit back at a report urging schools and teachers to be taught to expose the “colonial” roots of British education. Former headteacher Christopher McGovern insisted it was time for educational institutions to “stop self-flagellating” and focus on teaching pupils.
Mr McGovern said:
“It’s an old truism that those the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. I think the National Education Union are going off the rails. I’m a trade unionist myself, I serve on the TUC, I’m not anti-trade unions. But I do think what I did as a headteacher was to teach children the only message they need to understand, which is you need to treat other people the way you wish to be treated.
“That is the end of it, that’s all you need. This idea of de-colonising the curriculum actually inflames racial tensions. It makes people believe they have a grievance when we are one of the most well-integrated societies in the world – we’ve got much to be proud of.”
The GB News guest said that Britain should emphasise what had been achieved rather than whipping ourselves and telling ourselves how bad we are.
“We are a great society, we mostly work well together. We’ve got to treat each other respectfully. I deplore what the National Education Union is doing. What they’re going to do is carry out their own cultural revolution.”
“It’s a sad day when the unions get so involved in this wokeism. Forget wokeism, enjoy life.”