TEACHERS CALL FOR FAITH
SCHOOL BAN – NASUWT PROMOTES INTOLERANCE AND
Friday the NASUWT Conference in Belfast has debated a motion to
support the banning of faith school and with this debate coming
from a Trade Union that is working to eradicate discrimination is
Brian Williams says “Religions are there to close people's minds.
Schools exist to educate. Religions exist to indoctrinate”, we can gather from this motion that the NASUWT want to
promote intolerance towards people of faith.
It may have escaped the attention of the NASUWT that faith
schools are some of the highest performers in the country; their
exam results and OFSTED inspections report high achievement and a
commitment to promoting diversity and multi culturalism.
The true reasons for this motion is to attack faith schools,
the secularists are not interested in the high achievement or
success they wish to attack the schools just because they promote
faith. We often hear these Unions talk about freedom of
choice and opportunity – where are these values when it comes to
The Ramadhan Foundation is opposed to attempts to ban faith
schools, they must be judged on their records and high
achievement. We are certainly pleased that the UK Government
recognises their success and we hope that rather than banning
faiths schools more are brought into the state-funding arena.
Mr. Shazad Anwar, Chief Executive comments:
“I am horrified that a Trade Union is advocating
discrimination and prejudice towards people of faith, this motion
does not support the aspirations of the trade union movement to
create an inclusive society that promotes freedom and equality.
The secularists are waging a battle to denigrate the faiths
schools and we in the Ramadhan Foundation will stand with all
faiths to ensure we can counter these attempts.
The NASUWT should hang its head in shame at this motion and
I hope they actively oppose this sort of discrimination, this goes
against basic universal human rights”
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