A populist politician in Ireland has criticized the country’s state exams as “pure propaganda” after students were given documents promoting Black Lives Matter and concepts like “White Privilege” and “Micro-Agressions”.
Hermann Kelly, the chairman of the Eurosceptic Irish Freedom Party, has dismissed two national exams held in Ireland on Tuesday as “pure propaganda” “worthy of only a communist state”.
Pupils who took ‘Politics and Society’ as part of the Irish Leaving Certificate examinations – an examination process similar to the English A-Level system, which largely determines which universities a high school leaver can attend – were presented with documents stating BLM has been praised and promoted the concepts of “White Privilege” and “Micro-Aggressions”.
Split into two different levels – higher and ordinary – for the purpose of assessing students of varying competence in the subject, both national exams administered earlier this week contain material concepts often associated with the far-left.
For example, in the regular paper, students were asked to research two sources and answer questions about “undocumented” (illegal) migrants.
The first source was an infographic entitled ‘Live Here, Work Here, Belong Here’, published by Migrant Rights Center Ireland, which contained various statistics on illegal immigration into Ireland.
The second source was an adapted extract from a left-wing publication The newswhich included suggestions that an almost universal amnesty for illegal migrants currently taking place in the country may not go far enough.
Among the many questions students had to fill in on these documents, students were told to “describe a citizenship project you could undertake, based on organizing an event to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented migrants in Ireland .”
Other notable questions in the paper include question A
The last of these was linked to another image referencing the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The higher level paper was similar in tone to the regular level exam, where students were asked to consider two papers, the first of which dealt with “white privilege” and “micro-aggression.”
The second document was another infographic, this time from the George Soros-linked Irish Network Against Racism and the NGO’s so-called racism reporting system iReport.
This latter document was also listed as being written by Dr. Lucy Michael, a leading “anti-racist” academic in Ireland who became embroiled in scandal after being recorded talking with an undercover conservative journalist in the country posing as a member of “Antifa” at the time.
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The pupils were also given a range of questions on the topic of climate change, including one on how the Irish government should interpret the results of polls related to ‘higher taxes on energy and fuel’.
Speaking to Breitbart Europe about the controversial exams, Brexit campaign veteran and former Irish educator Hermann Kelly slammed the papers, saying they were “clearly not about education and debate, but about the regurgitation of a worldview and value system shaped by cultural Marxism”.
“This is pure propaganda far from the Richter scale and worthy of only a communist state,” said the former high school teacher of Science, Mathematics, Classical Studies and Religious Education.
“All the far-left Shibboleths are there,” the Irish Freedom Party chairman continued. “Class struggle, climate action, gender ideology, pro-EU empire, pro-mass immigration… The most outrageous part is Migrant Rights Center’s obsequious investigation of people living illegally in Ireland, what it calls the ‘undocumented’.
“The state is using the education system to mold the minds of impressionable and idealistic teenagers to become handmaids to the big government and docile repeaters of the ‘latest stuff’, be it trans rights or BLM when it comes out of the US,” he said. Kelly further. up to close.
“Parents should object to the infiltration of this material into schools’ curricula. It is the parents, not the state, who are responsible for the education of their child. Time for them to take this task seriously.”
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Disclaimer: The author of this article was previously the lead project coordinator of the Burkeanand was involved in the above-mentioned Irish Antifa Project Exposé 2020.