07 December 2010

Muslim School Anger

TEACHERS have attacked plans to build five new state-funded Muslim schools, warning it will “segregate” Britain’s education system.

They say the move will take millions of pounds from other schools.

Three Islamic groups have applied to set up the academies in Blackburn, where a quarter of the town are Muslims. Two further bids are in the pipeline.

The free schools will cost taxpayers £4,000 per pupil per year but won’t have to follow the National Curriculum.

Simon Jones, of the National Union of Teachers, warned: “These schools, if given the go-ahead, could just segregate the education system.” [Daily Star] Read more [via ENGAGE]