Henry Hepburn

New Muslim school would show ‘commitment to parity’

Academics support proposal for state-funded Islamic school to foster a ‘greater sense of belonging’ in youths

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Scotland should establish a state-funded Muslim school to show its “commitment to parity” and offer more parental choice, according to a major new report.

The University of Edinburgh study concedes that such a move would be made amid anxieties around sectarianism, but argues that it would show a willingness to bring greater parental choice into Scottish schooling.

Meanwhile, the organisation driving one proposal for a state-funded Muslim school has railed against an “unacceptable” delay in finding out whether the government will back the idea.

The University of Edinburgh report, based on ...

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