Crimea reunified with Russia in 2014 following a successful referendum on the matter in the peninsula. While Western countries and Kiev have not recognised Crimea’s new status and accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine’s affairs, Moscow has denied any interference claims and insisted that the referendum was carried out in line with international law.
50% of French pupils don’t know that the Nazi regime capitulated on 8 May. They have no idea why this day is a national holiday in France. This is because history is badly taught. Pupils are not told a narrative that makes them love the history of their nation but they have to study documents and feel guilty. They are told that all French people were collaborators of the Nazis or that all French people were slavers. Moreover, ignorance is not limited to history, at the age of 11, 40% of French pupils don’t know how to read or write.
Recurrent Narrative that Western Europeans don't know the history of their country, don't feel proud and can't even read or write because the education system promotes ignorance and guilt.
The last evaluation available from October 2019, shows that 11.3% of pupils master very well proficiencies in French, 72.2% satisfactorily, 14.3% master weakly, 2.2% insufficiently. Thus the assertion that 40% cannot read or write is misleading.
Another standard evaluation is made at the age of 15 and is common to most countries to allow comparisons. The (PISA) evaluation examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. The ranking of the last evaluation is from 2018 and shows that France is between Belgium and Portugal for reading abilities at 493 points. Just for comparison, Russian pupils got 479 points (the OECD mean score for reading is 487).