Fahrenheit 451 ...

If there is a sci fi and literary classic worth reading, is Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. A world where the fire brigades sole purpose is to burn books as they are now considered an evil in this future world.


The film itself is from the 1960's, the book 1951, it may seem a little dated; but somehow the ideas resonate. While we do not have book burning and on the whole most texts are given the light of day. Using the democratic notion that anything worth reading will find its own momentum without the help or hinderance of any government.

But, when it comes to education, it may be true that Gove does not want to remove 'to kill a mockingbird'. What is becoming increasingly apparent is that the notion of choice for awarding organisations, schools and teachers alike is becoming hampered by a top-down Government keen to declare a hands off methodology whilst tinkering in a very hands on way with some of the detail.

Please, if you ever get the chance, read Fahrenheit 451, if you liked 1984, you will definitely enjoy this.

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