According to a report from The Times of London, left-wing government officials in debt-crippled Greece are actively working to strip their public high schools of Greek literature, replacing such classics with classes focusing on the ever-important world of gender and sex education.
“The government says it is trying to update the antiquated curriculum and devote more time to teaching modern Greek and new subjects, including gender equality, same-sex marriages and sex education,” says the report.
Classical works like Sophocles’ Antigone and Thucydides’ account of the Peloponnesian War have already been ripped from the curriculum.
Educators with brains are fighting back against the furthered left-wing indoctrination at the expense of the classics.
“This is preposterous,” said National Federation of Classical Studies Professors member Antonis Mastrapas. “Not even during Greece’s gruelling years of dictatorship were the works of ancient masters like Sophocles and Thucydides excluded from high school curriculums.”
Others in academia have claimed that the move will “eradicate a historic link to the country’s illustrious past.”
Personally, I’m not in favor of the elision of Greek literature, but if they’re going to do it, can they at least replace it with a basic economics course? I think it might serve the people of Greece a touch more than a navel-gazing gender class.
H/T Heat Street