Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Poor policy

“Whether or not there was a plot to take over Birmingham schools is almost moot. There was no need for a plot. By fragmenting the school system, pushing the mantra of “parental choice” and encouraging communities to promote their values, the government itself opened the door to Islamists.

Instead of promoting a secular state education system, with a shared educational framework that would ensure that all children are taught to a common standard, the government has encouraged different minority communities to define their notion of education and to devise their own curriculum. And when it goes disastrously wrong, as in Birmingham, rather than question its own policies, it blames the community.”

Education Should Be Beyond Belief

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