Top schools risk being branded inadequate by Government inspectors for failing to promote race relations, gender equality and human rights, it has been disclosed.Hmm, yes. Could well be.
They could be plunged into "special measures" by Ofsted under new rules that place equality on a par with exam results and child safety for the first time.I wonder if, in a thousand years time, some archaeologists will be examining the records from this time in history as we currently look at ancient civilisations that crumbled into decay and anarchy?
In official guidance, inspectors are told to be aware of “gender imbalances” in upper-ability sets and ensure after-school sport is not dominated by pupils belonging to one ethnic group.Take a good look at events in any athletic competition, and I think you'll find some that are, indeed, 'dominated by one ethnic group'.
Opinions vary on why that is, but I'll bet it's not because the particular sport doesn't have enough government interference!
Some local councils are also warning schools to make sure staff and volunteers reflect the ethnic make-up of local communities and feature people with disabilities to provide good role models for pupils.Good grief..!
Could the Tories win some kudos here by utterly monstering these plans and vowing to remove them as soon as they take power? Let's see:
Nick Gibb, the shadow schools minister, said: “The primary focus of schools should be to provide a good education for their pupils.Good start! So, you plan to scrap these guideli...
“We all want discrimination and inequality to be tackled wherever they exist, but the Government has given too much of the responsibility for tackling social problems to schools alone...”/facepalm
We've tackled discrimination and inequality. The playing field is now level (even if all the players on it are occasionally the same colour).
You aren't part of the solution, Nick. You are just another part of the problem..