Topic / Education

Social integration trumps religious freedom, says ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled this week that Switzerland was justified in imposing fines on a pair of Muslim parents who refused to send their teenage daughters to compulsory mixed swimming lessons in the city of Basel. The case was brought before the ECHR by two Swiss nationals, of Turkish origin, according […]

Muslim school in London spied on pupils in its toilets area

Sexism, poor hygiene and, disturbingly, a CCTV camera in the toilet area at the independent Darul Hadis Latifiah school for boys in Bethnal Green has led to its downgrading by education watchdog Ofsted. According to the BBC, Ofsted inspectors pupils were not being: Prepared for life in modern Britain. In addition to the camera, Inspectors […]

Muslim morality campaigner rids school of ‘satanic’ teacher

Music teacher Maria Shestopalova, above, was forced to resign after a self-styled Russian campaigner for morality in schools sent a dossier to her school bosses in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. According to the BBC Timur Bulatov boasted of his success in getting the 21-year-old “purged” on Russia’s version of Facebook, vKontakte. He professes to be fighting decadence […]

Homosexual ‘bullies’ force removal of Lord Carey portrait

The Christian Institute has vented it’s anger over a decision by King’s College in London top remove a window depicting former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey. The CI reports that it was removed because of a successful five-year campaign by LGBT “bullies” who had branded Carey a “homophobe”. In 2012, Lord Carey, a King’s College […]

Anti-gay Christian schools cry ‘foul’ over Ofsted findings

A number of private Christian schools have threatened legal action after being told to stop being so damned homophobic by education watchdog Ofsted. According to this report, dozens of schools in the UK follow the widely discredited Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, a Christian fundamentalist course of learning that sprouted in Texas then infected other […]

Rabbi accuses education body of targeting Jewish schools

At an acrimonious meeting in the London borough of Hackney this week, Rabbi Avraham Pinter, above, attacked Ofsted inspectors, saying that it was “offensive and very patronising” to suggest ultra-Orthodox children attending illegal schools were not getting ‘the best’. In response to concerns about the physical safety of children in illegal schools voiced at a Hackney […]

Traditional marriage supporters are branded ‘useless trash’

An anti-gay hate group, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is spitting tacks after an assistant admissions officer at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, described NOM supporters as ‘pieces of useless trash’. According to this report, Andrew Bunting, above, was reacting to NOM’s jubilation over Trump’s win. NOM now wants the university to “disavow” itself […]

Crazy creationist Carson could shape US education policy

Amidst widespread rioting across America following Trump’s victory, the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned that Dr Ben Carson, above, could well be appointed the US’s next Secretary of Education as he is on a short-list of just two. Writing for Patheos, staff attorney for the FFRF Andrew L Seidel pointed out that: Carson is a man who […]

‘Twisted’ Muslim school needs cash to appeal closure order

The Jamia al-Hudaa Residential College in Nottingham is trying to raise £200,000 to fight a decision by the Department of Education to close its boarding facilities. According to this report, the school will remain open while an appeal takes place. The school’s principal Raza Ul Haq, above, said: We feel that we are fulfilling all […]

Islamic girls boarding school could be forced to close

Aliyah Saleem, above, who was expelled from  the Jamia Al Hudaa girls’ school in Nottingham in 2006, says she believes that action taken against the school by education watchdog Ofsted does not go far enough. The school, according to this report, has been instructed to close its boarding facilities after an Ofsted inspection found there […]