Cameron seeks UK school inspection clampdown after alleged Islamist plot

By REUTERS
June 9, 2014 02:03

 
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LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants snap inspections at schools in response to "deeply concerning" allegations of a plot by extremist Muslims to take over schools in the English city of Birmingham.

In March an anonymous, unverified letter was made public, detailing a scheme to force state schools to adopt a more Islamic culture by installing school governors and teaching staff who would support a conservative Islamic religious agenda.

Last week the issue took on increased political significance for Cameron after two of his most senior ministers, Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May, publicly criticized each other for their handling of the affair.

Seeking to reassert his control of the issue and his party, Cameron censured both ministers over the weekend and on Monday released a pre-emptive statement ahead of the publication of an investigation by Ofsted schools inspectors into the alleged plot, known as Operation Trojan Horse.

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