British lessons in primary schools will protect UK from terrorism, says Nicky Morgan

Teaching every schoolchild in the country about British values is as important as Maths and English and will protect UK from terror attacks, the Education secretary has said.

The lessons in British values were introduced by Michael Gove, Nicky Morgan’s predecessor as Education secretary, in the wake of the Trojan horse scandal last when primary schools were infiltrated by radical Muslims in Birmingham.

An inquiry by Peter Clarke, the former anti-terror chief, later concluded that there had been “co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action” by a number of individuals to introduce an “intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos” into a few schools in the city.

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  • Most education happens in the home, by the parents’ example as well as words.
    Trying to divert kids from their parents’ beliefs and values may work in rare cases, but won’t work in most cases.
    Therefore this attempt as preemptive reeducation is essentially a dead end. Just a wanker’s fantasy.
    The only way to stop Islamic growth in Europe is by banning Islam as insane, inhumane and just plain evil. Those who want to practice this death cult can go back to their Pakistan or Arabia or whatever of origin.

    • Frau Katze

      Nor can even the parents control the flood of jihadist material all over the Internet.

      • Good point. I also forgot to mention the peer group, other kids of the same age group – they too play a big role in transmission of beliefs and values.

  • glasnost

    Nicky Morgan: …promoting fundamental British values …
    Nice words.
    Waiting for other shoe to drop.

    • Mustapha Ba’ath

      According to ofsted inspectors, British values means lesbian and gay lifestyles and never saying anything bad about islam.

  • Dana Garcia

    In 2002, Victor Davis Hanson wrote about the civic education he got in school (65% Mexican kids) decades ago. I reread it every once in a while to remember how school used to be in America. A patriotic curriculum can work — at least among non-barbarian kids.

    http://www.city-journal.org/html/12_3_the_civic.html

  • BillyHW

    Our Chinese take-out joints will protect us!

  • cmh

    British values? The British don’t have any values. Never did.