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UK government to crack down on homeschooling to fight “extremism”

The UK’s targeting of homeschooling is about promoting the British government’s vision of “multiculturalism,” “tolerance,” “diversity” and the hijrah. It has nothing to do with fighting against the inculcation of the jihad ideology or the teaching of the aspects of sharia that contradict Western principles, although that was the impetus for the crackdown.

Requirements that educators promote “British values” defined as “tolerance and respect for others”, and “prepare children for life in modern Britain” have caused some contention, with critics warning that the latter category is being used to penalize schools in rural areas which have been insufficiently ‘enriched’ with ethnic minority pupils.

If Britain was genuinely  concerned about the spread of “extremism,” it would crack down instead on madrassas and conduct surveillance on mosques. Instead, it is trampling the rights of Britons who are concerned about state indoctrination of their children with the “new” British value system, which is an odd combination of far-left and sharia values.

Britain already has over 85 sharia courts, and TheCityUK — which represents Britain’s banks and financial institutions — has already been urging the government to legally prioritize Islamic banking ahead of Brexit. The UK also intends to keep up the massive Muslim migrant influx post-Brexit.

Last year, a Jewish school was targeted for failing to adhere to the new British values:

a private Jewish school teaching girls up to the age of eight failed its third inspection for denying pupils “a full understanding of fundamental British values” by failing to teach about homosexuality and gender reassignment.

The UK will continue to trample upon the rights of its citizens as it cracks down on free speech and targets the right of Christian and Jewish parents to teach their children about personal values and freedoms — but it will continue to allow the increasing influence of the sharia.

Tens of Christian schools have been downgraded as a result of the new rules…Education Secretary Nicky Morgan…claimed such schools deny children “the opportunity to flourish in a modern multicultural Britain”.

“Government to Crack Down on Homeschooling over ‘Extremism’ Fears,” by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, April 11, 2018:

The government is set to crack down on homeschooling amidst concerns that some out-of-school education settings are failing to promote its liberal definition of “British values”.

Parents who want to home school their children could be forced to register with local authorities and be made subject to inspection, according to a government report published Tuesday raising the prospect of prosecution for families which failed to comply.

Seeking views over the next 12 weeks with regards to strengthening regulation around homeschooling, the consultation was launched as part of the government’s “Counter-Extremism strategy to enable intervention in out of school settings”.

Under the proposed regulatory system, any family taking their child out of mainstream schooling in the UK would have to explain their decision and demonstrate that children were being given an appropriate education at home.

The government’s move to crack down on homeschooling comes after schools watchdog Ofsted described the fact that local authorities have no right to investigate whether children are being home-educated as a “loophole” which is exploited by Islamic extremists….

Along with issues such as unsafe premises and inappropriate forms of punishment, the report raised concern over the prospect that children would receive “inadequate preparation … for life in modern Britain” in out-of-school education settings.

Requirements that educators promote “British values” defined as “tolerance and respect for others”, and “prepare children for life in modern Britain” have caused some contention, with critics warning that the latter category is being used to penalize schools in rural areas which have been insufficiently ‘enriched’ with ethnic minority pupils.

Tens of Christian schools have been downgraded as a result of the new rules, which were conceived by neo-liberal former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan who claimed such schools deny children “the opportunity to flourish in a modern multicultural Britain”.

Both requirements demand the promotion of LGBT lifestyles and that children be exposed to positive portrayals of homosexual relationships and transgender individuals from an early age, while Morgan has alleged that homophobic views are a sign of “radicalization”.

Last year, a private Jewish school teaching girls up to the age of eight failed its third inspection for denying pupils “a full understanding of fundamental British values” by failing to teach about homosexuality and gender reassignment.

Source: Jihad Watch