Sarkozy's heart is in the right place, but this is not the way to teach history
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, facing a tide of criticism over his call for schoolchildren to "adopt" Jewish child victims of the Holocaust, hit back on Friday saying France had to raise children "with open eyes".
In a speech praising faith that also drew fire from secularists, Sarkozy told France's Jewish community on Wednesday that every 10-year-old schoolchild should be "entrusted with the memory of a French child victim of the Holocaust".
History class is supposed to teach an entire class about the same set of individual connected with a particular event, not assign each student to learn about a different anonymous individual associated with said event.
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