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Old 14-10-09, 08:28
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Default Madrasas 'should face regulation'

Unofficial Islamic schools, many of which use teachers who have not had criminal record bureau checks should be better regulated, an MP has demanded.

Madrasas 'should face regulation'

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Madrasas are usually attached to a mosque, providing religious instruction in the evenings and at weekends.

But many are run unofficially in homes by imams and teachers without any qualifications or background checks.

Khalid Mahmood, MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, said proper regulations were needed to protect children.
Like the CRB check on Vanessa George et al?

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Mr Mahmood said: "Parents need to understand if they want to provide the best education for their children, then there has got to be proper regulations and proper systems in place.
What a pompous git. No need to check that he is a Labour MP.

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"One of the biggest problems we have got is disaffection among young people from within our community, and it's because people are not qualified to teach.
I am almost lost for words. Young people are disaffected because people are not qualified to teach.

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"They're not embedded within our education system, and therefore they don't really get the teaching that's necessary for them."
"Embedding" children within their (not our) education system may be the ultimate wet dream for the Labour Party, just as it was for the Nazis [cue the Sound of Music], but most children like to be "embedded" in their own homes with their own parents looking after their interests.

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However anybody working with children in the UK will have to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority from next July.

It has been set up to prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults, and covers all those working in the voluntary sector.

But the question remains whether those teaching from home will willingly sign up to the system.
They may Just Say No, too.
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Default Call for more checks on madrassas

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8305318.stm

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"They're not embedded within our education system, and therefore they don't really get the teaching that's necessary for them."
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Some parents have concerns about unregulated home schools.

Mourad a mother from Birmingham said: "I wouldn't send my kids there unless they've been CRB checked and I would really have to know more about the teacher."
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Are there any Muslims on this forum? There are a few British Islamic HE organisations around

http://www.islamichomeeducation.co.uk/home.htm

http://www.muslimsandhomeeducation.com/index.html
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