A raft of reforms to school accountability, including an education commissioner for Birmingham, inspections of city academy chains and new oversight of school governors, were announced on Tuesday by the education secretary in response to a damning report into extremist infiltration of schools. Nicky Morgan said that in the future teachers would be sacked without appeal if it was proven that they have failed to protect pupils or promote British values by exposing children to extremist speakers. The moves followed the publication on Tuesday of a report showing there had been a co-ordinated attempt to take over a small group of Birmingham schools by a group of politicised Sunni Muslim extremists. Full story >>
Extremism is the holding of extreme political or religious views that are considered to be unreasonable by most people • The economic extremism from the far right could have set the United States far off course.