Muslim schools bid

28th March 2008 at 00:00
Private Muslim faith schools should be brought into the state sector to improve community cohesion and allow greater scrutiny of what they teach, according to a NASUWT report.

The Muslim community should not be "antagonised" by denying them access to faith schools, the think-tank Civitas said in a document on faith schools.

Its publication follows a call from the National Union of Teachers to make schools more responsive to the needs of religious pupils. They should provide prayer rooms and invite imams, rabbis and priests into schools to give religious instruction, the union said.

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