Katharine Birbalsingh forced to resign?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Cranmer: Katharine Birbalsingh forced to resign from Church of England Academy.
Here is another test for the Slightly Less Left coalition to fail. Are teachers free to have and to express non-Left political views or not? If it is true that Ms Birbalshingh has been forced to resign, then the Minister of Education should intervene - and right vigorously.
Today, teachers who privately question the socialist orthodoxy of British state education must be feeling afraid. If this government has any cojones at all, then tomorrow it is the orthodox socialists who have cheated ordinary children of education and destroyed social mobility in Britain who will fear for their jobs. In the linked post Archbishop Cranmer calls for the dismissal of "Dr" Bishop, the "Executive Headmaster" of Ms Birbalsingh's school. I can only agree.
PS: Prodicus is on their case too. If you have a blog, I hope you will join in.
Are teachers free to have and to express non-Left political views or not?
I can give you an inside answer on that - no.
Posted by: jameshigham | Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 02:21 PM