There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of unregulated schools operating around the country hiding behind the mantle of home education. This are being run by religious fundamentalists. Their aim is to indoctrinate children.
They are being run by Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Hindu and other faiths.
They are reinforcing separation and intolerance.
Some of them are teaching that homosexuality is an abomination, that slavery and rape can be condoned, that English culture is decadent, that evolution is wrong and that only they are the purveyors of truth, the only religion that is correct, the chosen people.
The curriculum of many is firmly fixed on a narrow religious content. Nothing else is important.
Is this want we want for Britain’s children?
It certainly is not the vision I would like to see.
I want to see our children integrated in a multicultural environment based on tolerance and British values.
I want religion either totally out of school or taught as a comparative study of the major faiths.
I do not want children separated and indoctrinated.
These ‘schools’ need to be carefully monitored, subjected to the same rules and regulations as mainstream schools and inspected. If they are found to be indoctrinating, teaching inaccurate information, promoting unBritish values or not having good educational standards, they should be shut down.