Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Watch Out For Those Right-Wing Extremists

Seems like only last week Liberals were preparing for another round of witch hunting in our nation’s schools. Yep – here it is. All the usual suspects are present and correct: effective race relations policy...community links…strong guidance…successful racial equality framework...local community…. yhrgjedojmfm

Sorry, just dropped off there.

Funnily enough though, it doesn’t seem to be working, at least to judge by the case of Parveen Sharif. Let’s assume for the sake of argument that she didn’t know her brother was homicidally-inclined – and avoid the obvious corollary that she should then be fired as clearly being too stupid to teach anything more taxing than Basic Breathing. In fact, we’ll even forget that the bar for firing is lower than that for a criminal conviction, and just consider whether a Native British teacher who celebrated the murder of Anthony Walker would merely be asked to undertake not to repeat his comments.

As it happens, the law requires schools to report any racist incident to the local education authority, but now we find that one of the reasons for excluding Little Miss RoP’s previous shenanigans from evidence was that no one at the school had thought to make a written report. What does that say about the culture in our school staff rooms when no one apparently feels that expressing support for mass murder is, quite literally, worth taking note of ?

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