Don't we all love orders?
My style lies less on confrontation, and a lot on active resistance.
I must say that the many orders I got over the years from the Ministry of Education were
explained (at great length) and justified... from their
point of view!
One problem is that I have become so wary of the rhetoric and new ideas on education "entirely based on the development of Education Sciences" (as opposed to securing votes or saving money) that it actually becomes difficult to keep an open mind.
A few years ago, I heard two of my colleagues discussing an idea which had reached pupils' contemporary history textbooks. I felt suspicious about the phrasing (new government slogan? Political correctness?) . Among the two colleagues, one had political opinions I often disagreed with, and the other was actually married to a high-ranking official at the Ministry-- I thought their whole-hearted endorsement was a clear signal for me to reject the whole thing, and I did just that (but kept silent about it).
After a year, it turned out that my colleagues had been right , and I felt rather foolish for my ealier dismissal-without-consideration .
I'll never know whether whoever had the textbooks changed had been sincere, but still, a good idea is a good idea.