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Education Minister warns: Schools must stop teaching propaganda to activists

The Education Secretary said SCHOOLS must root out activism teaching.

Rules will be published this week to prevent classrooms from being flooded with propaganda.

Nadhim Zahawi took action after some teaching staff were accused of 'brainwashing' children

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Nadhim Zahawi took action after some teaching staff were accused of ‘brainwashing’ childrenCredit: PA
In one recent case, children under the age of ten were urged to write critical letters about Boris Johnson

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In one recent case, children under the age of ten were urged to write critical letters about Boris JohnsonCredit: Alamy

Nadhim Zahawi took action after several employees were accused of “brainwashing” children.

In a recent case, children under ten were encouraged to write critical letters about Boris Johnson.

And ministers have been asked to probe a panel into reports teachers have been trained to teach “disturbing” racial theories in primary schools.

Mr. Zahawi vowed to make it clear to the teachers that their job is “Education is not teaching”.

He acknowledged there could be uncertainty about the issues but said his new guidelines would “make things easier” for staff to know where to draw the line.

He added: “When there is a need to address political issues in the classroom, it is not done in a partisan manner.”

Children have to form their own opinions

By NADHIM ZAHAWI, Education Minister

I am always impressed by the passion and enthusiasm of the children in our school.

Children want to make a difference to the world, whether through inventing life-changing technology, solving the problems our climate is facing or supporting their communities.

As they grow up, that means dealing with some of life’s big questions.
And as they go through that process, they begin to shape their own political views.

Some will decide the Conservative Party is their home.

Others will be fiercely loyal to Labour, the Green Party or the Dems Lib.

This is part of democracy.

Smart teachers explain sensitive issues that appeal to opposing views in a balanced way.

It’s been hard work and I commend them for their work. But no school should encourage young people to tie their colors to a political mast.

Children need to form their own views as they learn to respect the views of others.

This is how we prepare young people to be a balanced and tolerant member of society.

Parents and carers need to be able trust schools to be fair.

They need to be confident that their children can learn about political issues and begin to form their own independent opinions. It means that education is not a doctrine.

The new guidance I will be issuing clarifies the requirement for teachers to present a balance of opposing views on political issues, in order to understand the complexity of many of these important questions.

Teachers don’t have to tell people what they should think about political issues or how they should vote. The next generation is more likely to make their own decisions.

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Bobby Allyn

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