In a story that sounds like it is straight out of Iran or Egypt, a Christian school just outside of London has been told that it will have its rating downgraded, or even face being closed, because they failed to invite a leader from another religion to lead their assemblies!
This is an issue because the British government recently came under fire after a recent scandal called “the Trojan Horse” scandal, which involved infiltration of extremist Muslims into leadership positions in British public schools. That’s right – British public schools were “infiltrated” by extremist Muslims who turned those schools in Muslim religious schools… and now the government wants private Christian schools to let Muslims lead their assemblies! When and How did Western Culture become so backwards?
Details of the case are disclosed in a letter to the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, from the Christian Institute, which is providing legal support to the school.
The group warned that the new rules intended to combat extremism are already having “disturbing consequences” for religious schools and forcing Ofsted inspectors to act in a way which undermines their ethos.
It follows complaints from orthodox Jewish schools about recent inspections in which girls from strict traditional backgrounds were allegedly asked whether they were being taught enough about lesbianism, whether they had boyfriends and if they knew where babies came from.
The rules that the government creates, and the process by which they go about implementing them, simply make no sense. (This holds true in the UK and the USA and in pretty much every other Western nation.)
Religious extremists infiltrated the public schools and so the government changes the rules and it affects private schools? In what world does this make any kind of sense?
The better response would be to give private schools (no matter the religion) complete freedom within the law. As long as the school meets standard requirements for education – why does the government need to involve itself? Now if the school begins teaching that we should remove the heads of our infidel neighbors… the government may need to step in and say “we frown upon that in our society.”
The government run schools cause massive problems… but the private schools end up facing the consequences? Sounds about right – for the government.
This is simply another example of the idiocy of government, yet somehow, liberals believe that the government is the balm which can cure all that ails society. Newsflash – it’s quite the opposite; the government usually makes society’s ills WORSE.
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