BNP bugbear

29th May 2009 at 01:00

Your story "BNP councillors target schools as key battleground" (May 22) has outraged the Anti Academies Alliance.

The BNP says it opposes the academy proposals in Stoke. But its reason is not that it wants "a good local school for every child", but that it wants to prevent ethnic and religious integration. In some areas, the BNP has attempted to appeal to voters by claiming to oppose academies. The Anti Academies Alliance wants to make it clear that while we want the widest possible campaign against academies, the BNP is no part of our campaign.

We do not believe an organisation that promotes intolerance and discrimination and scapegoats refugees, Muslims and Jews, lesbians and gays can possibly believe in a good local school for every child. The BNP can only make our society, and therefore our schools, more divided. Its politics can play no role in defending our schools.

Kevin Courtney, Executive member, NUT; Bob Johnson, Executive member, NASUWT.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now