Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meeting : Minorities and Faith Schools

Meeting hosted by Jewish Socialists' Group :


Speakers will be looking at who is demanding faith schools and why;
whether the state should be funding them; and what attitudes
educational progressives should take towards them.

They will also be looking at the controversy that erupted earlier this
year around the Jews Free School (JFS), a comprehensive which refused
to enrol a child because the school did not recognise the conversion to
Judaism of the mother. The law courts found the school guilty of
racial discrimination. This has raised discussion both about entry
criteria and the content of education at Jewish schools.

Speakers are
Julia Bard (active in the Jewish Socialists' Group and Women Against
Simon Rocker (a regular Jewish Chronicle writer who also writes for The
Guardian on issues relating to the Jewish community)

The meeting is at 7.30pm, Sunday October 4th at the Indian YMCA, 41
Fitzroy Square, London W1 (nearest tube Warren Street)

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