This from their latest newsletter:
"We proved that 'faith' schools across the sector are breaking the law
...and now Government is going to extreme lengths to shut us up
Last year, we published an in-depth, statistically robust report for the Fair Admissions Campaign which showed that the School Admissions Code was being broken in various ways by religiously selective schools in England, including through direct discrimination by race and gender, taking into account things like sexuality, medical history, past behaviour, and parents' marital status, and failing to prioritise children in care and children with special needs.
At the time, church groups rubbished the report with disingenuous press releases, but before long they were pleading to Government to protect them from our fastidious work to expose unlawful discrimination against disadvantaged children.
On Monday, the Government announced it would seek to ban us from raising concerns about 'faith' schools admissions to the proper authorities, claiming that secularists (us) made too many 'vexatious' claims against religious schools – an odd choice of words considering that all our complaints were upheld.
This is nothing less than an assault on democracy and the rule of law, and one which robs families of their best means of securing justice and access to local schools. A consultation has yet to be released, and we are still considering our next steps, including the possibility of legal action.
Government moves to ban organisations from exposing law-breaking schools unfairly restricting access to children and parents
The Government has demonstrated it is willing to support 'faith' schools to break the law. This is a complete travesty: signalling that the Government is fully committed to placing the interests of the religious lobby over and above the rights of parents."
I thought that some people might find this interesting in the light of an earlier discussion.
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