Skip to comments.Baa Baa Little Sheep: How private school abandoned nursery rhyme's lyrics…sparking PC accusations
Posted on 04/06/2012 8:01:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Quite what the little boy who lives down the lane would make of it is open to conjecture.
But parents at one school made their feelings plain when they heard their children reciting Baa Baa Little Sheep.
They accused the £2,700-a-term ($4,288.68 ATTOW) Park Hill primary school of changing the words from Baa Baa Black Sheep for the sake of political correctness.
The school, in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, insists this was not the reason, and that the change was merely a way of teaching children to read by adding different words. Adults who attended its Easter concert, however, were unconvinced.
Andrea Craig, a councillor whose son sang in the show, tweeted: At my sons Easter concert I saw a song called Baa Baa Little Sheep, which I assumed was new. Not sonot allowed black. Really?
This is far from the first time the rhyme has been amended. In 2006, children at two nurseries in Oxfordshire were taught Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep to promote equal opportunities. Some children in London have been taught Baa Baa Green Sheep.
And in 1999, Birmingham City Council said the rhyme should not be taught at all because it was racially negative.
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Baa Baa Little Sheep: How private school abandoned nursery rhymes lyrics for Easter show sparking political correctness accusationsAnd they have the nerve to wonder why Alex and his droogs are running roughshod over the land./font
“Some children in London have been taught Baa Baa Green Sheep.”
LOL was the sheep from Chernobyl farms?
Here in the good ol’ USA, of course it would be:
Bah, Bah, African-American sheep....
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