In the past couple of days.....it's been noted in the western newspapers that a couple of Islamic leaders in Iran...decided that things are out of control, and they issued the order to fix things.
So...Iranian schools are now banned from teaching English language in the junior schools. The way that it's said....you could still teach it toward the end of your high-school environment, and onto college. They just felt too many subversive young people (probably meaning twelve to fifteen years old....were getting English language, western culture, rock and roll, and funny ideals.
I sat and paused over this.
It doesn't matter if you were in some French school system, or a fancy Russian academy, or some junior Chinese school....the minute you start learning English, you are probably out of control. You start watching Madonna videos, listening to the Bee Gees, or maybe even watching John Wayne movies.
If you wanted to maintain control of society, you need to isolate English from being spoken and ensure the public never gets any fancy ideas about the crazy world in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, or the US.
What'll happen in Iran? My guess is that a bunch of kids will sit around and just do self-learn type situations and in three years....the religious folks will be all hyped up that somehow....via some miracle, those punk kids learned English and got all these fancy ideas.