British nursery schools will teach human rights to kids just out of diapers in a UNICEF-sponsored campaign, reports The Telegraph.
Nurseries across the country are adopting the project, which will see teachers explaining to children as young as three that people across the world live different lives but everyone has a right to food, water and shelter.
Staff will also be expected to ensure that children are treated as independent human beings, and have the “right” to choose their toys or have a drink of water whenever they want.
On Pajamas Media, Mike McNally is skeptical.
. . . with British teenagers leading most of Europe in binge drinking, violence, teenage pregnancy, and abortions, it could also be argued that instead of teaching children about â€œrights,â€ or worrying about their tolerance of food from other cultures, schools should be more concerned with teaching them â€œright,â€ as distinct from wrong.
The children are expected to make posters, lots of posters. To supply themes, children are encouraged to consider the â€œrightsâ€ of fairytale characters.
Pupils in one school made a poster featuring the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk, and listed said giantâ€™s rights as â€œthe right to have a castleâ€ and â€œthe right to be bad.â€
Oh dear. Leaving aside the fact that the global socialists who run the UN are likely to take a dim view of the suggestion that anyone has the â€œrightâ€ to a castle, if those children think someone has the right to be bad just because theyâ€™re big then UNICEF might as well pack up and go home. What about the right of Jack and his neighbors to live free from the threat of having their cattle eaten? What about their right to live happily ever after?
Sadly, in real life, bullies often have more rights than victims, he writes.
Worse, the UN is unable to stand up to bad giants who deny children and their parents the right to food, water, shelter and life, much less choice of toys. Perhaps, more posters would help.