European Union Education Bill

As amended

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 European Union Instruction

  1. All Students shall have instruction on the European Union.
  2. Information on the European Union must be covered in the citizenship section of the national curriculum.

2 Class Requirements

  1. Any class on the European Union must cover the following:
    1. The history of the Union, including but not limited to:
      1. The founding of the Union
      2. Reasons for the founding of the Union
      3. The expansion of the Union
    2. The geography of the Union
    3. (Amdt. A)
    4. The structure of the Union, with descriptions of the following bodies:
      1. European Parliament
      2. European Council
      3. European Commission
      4. Court of Justice of the European Union
    5. Significant Treaties of the Union, including but not limited to:
      1. Treaty of Paris
      2. Treaty of Rome
      3. Treaty of Brussels
      4. Treaty on European Union
      5. Treaty of Lisbon
    6. The debate on Exiting the European Union, including the arguments on both sides of the debate. A brief overview of the Euroskepticism movement and criticism of the European Union (Amdt. B)
  • 3 Europscepticism (Amdt. A.2)

    1. At the discretion of each school, students in Year 9, 10, or 11 may recieve further instruction on the debate surrounding the United Kingdom exiting the European Union.
    2. Teachers who instruct this unit are highly encouraged to use a debate format, assigning a certain number of students to debate for or against Britain leaving the European Union respectively.
    3. In addition to the content itself, instructors shall emphasize fact-checking and the importance of using verified information when constructing arguments.
    (Amdt. B)
  • 4 Short Title, Commencement, and Extent

    1. This Act may be cited as the European Union Education Act 2020.
    2. This Act comes into force upon receiving Royal Assent.
    3. This Act extends to England and Wales.