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Goldie Hawn Upset for Being Snubbed by British Politician

July 03, 2010 02:40:56 GMT

Hawn says she hasn't received any feedback on her proposal she pitched to introduce Buddhist teachings to U.K. schools.


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Goldie Hawn has been left disappointed after a British politician snubbed her plan to introduce Buddhist teachings to U.K. schools. The Hollywood actress was rumored to have met with Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Michael Gove earlier this year to discuss ways for the U.K. education system to adopt the techniques used by her Hawn Foundation.

The charity teaches Buddhist techniques in schools across America to give children emotional stability and curb violent outbursts in the classroom. Hawn admits she never got to meet Gove, who became Secretary of State for Education after the country's general election in May, and was instead forced to discuss her ideas with "an aide".

And the actress hasn't had any feedback on her proposal since the London meeting. She says, "I never met him (Gove). I'll tell you exactly what I did. I had a meeting with an aide of his in some lobby at one of the parliament buildings down there, by the river. Anyway, I came in and sat down with this man, just in the place where you get the coffee from the vending machine, and I spoke to him about the program and that was it. I never met Michael Gove."


 




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posted by Callum from manchest on Aug 12, 2010
what? i think her Mind up program is amazing, she should get a chance from what ive heard its a really good learning program and i think that any child would be better taught by it.
posted by Thea from norway on Jul 05, 2010
Really?! I don't get why people need to be so obsessed with what religion her tecniques come from. It must be so much more important that we have happy kids. I'm no budist myself, but i know how hard school can be. Let Goldie get a chance with the MindUp program!

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