UK primary, secondary schools asked to 'promote British values'

June 10, 2014 3:10 PM

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Following the much-awaited publication of a series of inspection reports into the status of 21 Birmingham state schools, education secretary Michael Gove announced that the government will henceforth require all primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom to “promote British values.”

The re-inspection of these schools by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) was ordered by Mr. Gove this March in the wake of an anonymous letter alleging a “Trojan Horse” plot by Islamic extremists to take over Muslim majority schools in Birmingham.

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