A question for the Labour Party on Education

What is this doing in a GCSE science exam?

“Residents have a variety of thoughts concerning the siting of the new power station. Two views are –

  1. The nuclear power station will provide employment in the area.
  2. Any release of radioactive material would be very dangerous.

Which statements are arguments in favour of siting the nuclear power station here – 1 only, 2 only, both 1 and 2 or neither…”

If you can answer this by explaining its actual relevence to scientific education, I may consider redeeming the Labour Party from the loony bin when it comes to education policy.

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2 Responses to A question for the Labour Party on Education

  1. JOS says:

    Interestingly phrased question. Are mathematics questions politically slanted, too? I could imagine something like,

    “1+1=?
    a. Marriage between a man and a woman
    b. Marriage between two adults of the same gender

    Which statement(s) make you a homophobe? 1 only, 2 only, both 1 and 2 or neither…”

    – JOS

  2. wien1938 says:

    Hi, JOS.
    Well, this probably comes out of the same mind set that allowed Judith Butler to declare Newton’s Principus Mathematica “a rape manual”.

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