An orthodox Jewish school in the UK has failed two education authority inspections, and now faces closure for failing to teach girls between the ages of 3 and 11 years about sexual orientation and gender re-assignment.
In a post- same-sex marriage world, gender reassignment and sexual orientation studies are now considered necessary for children to be raised with “fundamental British values”.
At least, this is what Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) Chief Amanda Spielman, stressed, during her on air discussion about the importance of teaching ‘gender diversity’ within schools.
This interview is an upshot of an incident last month, in which Vishnitz Girls School, a Jewish Orthodox school, failed another Ofsted inspection. The failure on their part was not due to student performance, educational standards, or teacher qualifications.
In fact, the school has very high standards for both students and teachers, and passed all other parts of the inspection with flying colours. However, they refuse to kowtow to politically correct ideologies that detract from true subjects, drain resources, and go against their religious standards they uphold for their students.
The school, which has 212 pupils, and charges annual fees of £5,200, was praised in other areas, including the fact teachers had “good subject knowledge and high-quality classroom resources”.
The reason they failed? They didn’t incorporate “gender” ideology and LGBTI subjects in their curriculum.
Pupils were not taught about LGBT issues such as “sexual orientation”, which are in breach of equality laws.
“This restricts pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and does not promote equality of opportunity in ways that take account of differing lifestyles,” inspectors reported.
Ofsted claims that the reason for demanding LGBTI studies in all curriculums is not so much to promote the lifestyle, but to teach students to respect all people, regardless of their differences. Of course, this wouldn’t extend to people with different religious beliefs.
It seems as though Ofsted may be speaking out of both sides of its mouth. In the report, inspectors specifically noticed that:
“The school’s culture is, however, clearly focused on teaching pupils to respect everybody, regardless of beliefs and lifestyle.”
If the school is already encouraging their pupils to respect all people, then what is the issue? If the sole end of teaching ‘gender diversity’ is respect regardless of beliefs and lifestyle, then the school has met the mark. Furthermore, Ofsted cannot uphold the policy of respect for other lifestyles and beliefs, as they try to close down a Jewish school for teaching a topic which their goes against their faith.
Of course, Ofsted is not concerned with contradictions and technical inaccuracies. They are playing to a small but loud minority, backed by a few massive entities powering the LGBTI movement with their unlimited funds. They are concerned with one thing and one thing only: shaping the next generation (and every future generation) in LGBTI ideologies and politically-correct pandering, all in the name of diversity.
Now, Vishnitz faces a difficult decision: incorporate LGBTI issues into their curriculum, or be shut down.
Gill Robins from the Christians in Education campaign group criticised the decision, writing in a blog post: “It’s now been made crystal clear by Ofsted that the Equality Act is actually hierarchical, with sexual orientation and gender reassignment at the apex of the Act.
“All equalities are equal but some equalities are more equal than others.”
This is nothing new. Equality and inclusion have nothing to do with the LGBTI’s agenda. They will either force Vishnitz to close, or force them to surrender to their demands. So much for fairness, anti-discrimination, and equality.