SCHOOLS MUST ‘ACTIVELY PROMOTE’ HOMOSEXUAL ‘MARRIAGE’, ACCORDING TO NEW GOVERNMENT RULES
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The Government is proposing new minimum standards for academies, free schools and independent schools which demand that they ‘actively promote’ equality, as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
We believe this places huge pressure on these schools to promote same-sex ‘marriage’. David Cameron and many others pretend to justify redefining marriage on the grounds of equality.
Please contact your MP today. Tell him that the plans to force schools actively to promote the Equality Act must be dropped.
All schools: The Government will ultimately be able to close any school which fails to comply. Its proposed Independent School Standards regulations apply to academies, free schools and private schools. Government ministers are also arranging with Ofsted for the same requirements to apply to schools maintained by a local authority.
Parents: According to a recent Government consultation document, the new rules mean schools must challenge parents who express opinions contrary to ‘British values’, but the Department for Education seems to think British values are synonymous with political ‘correctness’ [whereas they are actually antonymous].
Private schools: The curriculum of every private school will in future have to conform to ‘national norms’ rather than the expectations of parents.
Teachers: The plans threaten the free speech of teachers, cutting across assurances in recent guidance. If all schools have actively to promote homosexual ‘marriage’, individual teachers will come under immense pressure if they disagree.
Curriculum: Under the plans, for the first time activists could sue over the school curriculum using the Equality Act. Until now, governments have carefully excluded the school curriculum from equality law.
Church schools: Schools with a religious character may have difficulty protecting their ethos.
The Government claims the changes are needed in response to the recent ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal, but forcing all schools to promote same-sex marriage does nothing to stop the extreme ideologies which were revealed in Birmingham.
Coalition for Marriage supporters have warned all along that schools would be forced to promote the new definition of marriage. The Department for Education’s new rules are a blatant attempt to enforce this.
Please take action by contacting your MP today.
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Please write using your own words, including one or two of the following points:
Say that the plans to force schools to actively promote same-sex marriage must be dropped.
Say the changes will threaten the free speech of parents, teachers and schools and go against all past reassurances from the Government.
Say that the new regulations undermine British values with an excessive focus on promoting rights.
Say that inspectors should not be given the power to adjudicate over the beliefs of teachers or a school’s governors.
Say same-sex marriage activists could contest the school curriculum in court.
Say that forcing more political ‘correctness’ on schools will be very unpopular.