The Herald reports:
The Government is seeking public feedback on which new NCEA level one subjects should be taught and which should be merged or scrapped altogether.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) has proposed a number of changes to the year 11 curriculum, after the Government gave the green-light to a “comprehensive review” of NCEA level one.
The MoE has suggested scrapping the teaching of Latin, Classical Studies and Art History but adding a Māori Performing Arts option for students.
Scrapping Classics, Art History and Latin? What sort of cultural barbarians would even consider this?
The classical period have had such a huge influence on the world today, that it is inconceivable you wouldn’t retain it as an option for students.