With the advent of a national school curriculum in the news this week, I thought I’d gauge the opinion from my own personal expert on all things educational – my father, Papa Smurf. Papa Smurf was a high school maths teacher for umpteen years, and he has also been a parent for umpteen more, so he can see both sides of that particular coin. I was hoping to get some good old-fashioned smurf wisdom.
So for the record, Papa Smurf thinks that a national curriculum “makes sense. We are one country and people are becoming so much more mobile. Years ago people used to live in one street forever, now they move from street to street, town to town and state to state quite easily. It makes sense for a Year 10 student in one state to be able to simply pick up where they left off in Year 10 in another state.”
Sensible chap, that Papa Smurf. You can see why he’s the one they go to in the Smurf village.
So (I asked) why is this a big deal? Why are people getting worked up about it?
“Because they’re idiots.”
Ah. Of course.
Love ya, Dad!