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President Barack Obama has officially announced that June 2016 is “African-American Music Appreciation Month,” an initiative that actually started back in 1979 during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.President Carter initially declared June “Black Music Month” but President Obama changed the name when he came into office and has been an advocate for it ever since.
Obama, who is a noted Kendrick Lamar fan, is calling upon all public officials, educators and the people of the U.S.A to observe this month with appropriate activities and programs that raise awareness and appreciation of music that is composed, performed and arranged by African Americans.
This month, we celebrate the music that reminds us that our growth as a Nation and as people is reflected in our capacity to create great works of art. Let us recognize the performers behind this incredible music, which has compelled us to stand up — to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country’s enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all.
Thousands of children are being taught in unregistered schools across England, many more than previously thought, Ofsted’s chief inspector has said.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said a crackdown had found more than 100 suspected illegal schools – half of which were faith-based, Ofsted said.
Roughly a third of them were Islamic and a sixth either Christian or Jewish.
Seven warning notices have been issued to schools in London, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Luton and Staffordshire.
Any school offering 20 hours of lessons a week must be registered.
Unregistered schools are those that operate outside the supervision of the Department for Education, local authorities or Ofsted inspections.
They are often run by faith groups and there are concerns about the safety of pupils in their charge.
In a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Sir Michael said his team of seven experienced inspectors, working closely with DfE officials, had identified more than 100 suspected unregistered schools across the country since January.
“The evidence they have gathered so far during this short period firmly reinforces my belief that there are many more children hidden away from the view of the authorities in unregistered schools across the country than previously thought,” he said.
In the past month alone, seven unregistered schools with more than 400 children had been identified, Sir Michael told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme.
He said his inspectors found schools operating in warehouses and old factory buildings, and the establishments were “often charging parents for the privilege”.
He said the children were in “very serious danger” and not just from the “filthy” premises, with open drains running through some of them.
“If the people in these institutions are not carefully vetted and they are not, then the wrong sort of people could be looking after these children,” he said.
“And they could be associating with people who have extremist views.”
Sir Michael added: “These children are not being educated well, the curriculum is being narrowed, often only religion being taught, homophobic literature being found.”
These schools were using the freedom of parents to home educate their children as a cover for their activities, he said.
“I think the rules around home education need to be tightened,” he said.
“There is a correlation between the growth of home education and the number of illegal schools that are now operating.”
He called on local authorities, who he emphasised “are charged with the responsibility of safeguarding all children whether they go to a local authority school or academy or free school”, to show vigilance and share intelligence.
Many of these schools are charging parents thousands of pounds, Sir Michael said.
Talking about the religious schools in particular, he said parents were sending their children because they were not satisfied with mainstream education “because music, for example, could be taught or creative subjects which they disapprove of”.
“And some religious leaders are encouraging their parents to do this – some leaders in the Muslim community and the Jewish community are doing it”.
A Department for Education spokesman said nothing was more important than keeping children safe, adding that councils have clear powers to take action where there are concerns.
“We have given new resources to Ofsted to investigate unregistered schools and to prepare case files for prosecution by the CPS.
“We have consulted on new measures to protect children in out of school settings offering intensive education. We received a large number of responses, which we are now considering, and will make a further announcement in due course.”
Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell accused the government of being “asleep at the wheel” and allowing extremely worrying and potentially dangerous practices to evolve in the schools system.
“The Tories’ education policy has led to a fragmented schools system lacking robust local oversight to spot and tackle serious problems early on.
“As a result, many children are dropping off the radar or ending up in illegal, unregistered schools for months or years, where they are at risk of being exposed to harm, exploitation, or the influence of extremist ideologies.”
A spokesman for children’s charity NSPCC said: “When picking these institutions, some parents might not know that such ‘schools’ are unregistered and employees haven’t had the proper background checks or safeguarding training and are unaware of the risks these pose to their children.
“It’s vital that every individual who works with children passes these checks to help keep every child safe.”
The Government is reprimanded for its record on helping disadvantaged children eat healthily, exercise and learn.
The UK is failing to improve the well-being of children from poor backgrounds, according to a damning study by UNICEF.
When it comes to healthy eating, the gap between rich and poor is so big that Britain came last.
The UK was also near the bottom on physical activity, while in education the UK ranked 25th out of 37 countries.
British children from disadvantaged backgrounds are now lagging behind Slovenia, Poland and Romania for their ability in reading, maths and science.
UNICEF UK’s Lily Caprani said: “We must be more ambitious for our children. Britain can and must do better.
“What really stands out for the UK is that children who are at the very bottom of the income distribution, so those with the most disadvantages, are doing particularly badly when it come to things like healthy eating, because we are really slipping behind other nations.
“Income inequality is very, very big and growing.
“For those children in the most disadvantaged households, if it wasn’t for things like tax credits to protect their incomes, we’d actually see the biggest levels of inequality in the entire industrialised world.”
Paul Gilling is a PE teacher at a primary school in Newham, East London, where a quarter of children receive free school meals.
He said the challenges there were typical of many poorer communities in the UK.
“The diet of the children is quite poor – high sugar foods, high fat foods, are easy to buy. The children come to PE overweight, or with high BMI index.
“Parents are worried about letting their children out to play by themselves, they are worried about stranger danger. Or they can’t participate in sport because they need to go and do religious studies after school, or their parents are working.”
Children’s groups said the Government needed to do more to address inequality for poor pupils in the UK.
Matthew Reed, chief executive of The Children’s Society, said: “It’s time we renewed the fight against child poverty in Britain and the Government could make a good start by abandoning its planned four-year benefits freeze, which will make life harder for millions of children.”
The Government said its policies were helping to lift children out of poverty.
A spokesman said: “We’re working to eliminate child poverty and improving life chances for children and there are now 300,000 fewer children in poverty.
“We know there’s more we can do and that’s why we’ve introduced the National Living Wage, which is increasing the incomes of the lowest paid.
“All infant pupils can now get free school meals – meaning 1.3 million more children get a nutritious free meal at lunchtime, saving families hundreds of pounds.”
Teachers have caught children as young as seven sexting with more than half of those surveyed reported that pupils are using social media to share sexual messages and pictures.
The survey by teaching union NASUWT revealed 63% of teachers surveyed said they were aware of 14-year-olds sexting, while 45% said those involved were aged 13.
A handful of teachers said pupils aged seven, eight, and nine sent messages of a sexual nature.
More than half of those quizzed said they were aware of pupils using social media to bully their peers or send messages of a sexist or racist nature.
The “devastating” impact of social media on the classroom is also affecting teachers, the survey revealed.
Half of those surveyed revealed that they had discovered negative or abusive comments about them online from both pupils and parents including being falsely called a paedophile and receiving rape threats.
Others complained of doctored images of themselves being shared on social media including one to make them look like Islamic State ringleader Jihadi John.
Almost one-third (31%) saw a photo or video of them taken without consent, while almost one-tenth (9%) experienced threatening behaviour.
Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, said that the survey has been running for three years and the situation has deteriorated.
Online abuse has a devastating impact on teachers’ and pupils’ lives and yet no serious action is taken by Government to ensure that schools are responding appropriately to this abuse.There are still too many cases where no appropriate action is taken when abuse is reported to headteachers, the police or the social networks themselves. The level of abuse that teachers are suffering at the hands of parents online is simply unacceptable.
How can pupils be expected to use social media sensibly and safely when parents are using it inappropriately? Online abuse is traumatic and potentially life changing. Victims need strong support through a zero-tolerance approach.
Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT
Examples of offensive comments from pupils, and parents, shared online include:
A fake Twitter account set up by pupils describing the teacher as a wife beater
A song posted by pupils which suggested their teacher had an affair at school
A Facebook group set up by pupils specifically to mock the teacher’s appearance
Multiple threats from parents to “knock out” or “sort out” the teacher
A comment that the teacher was “unsuitable to work with children and deserved the sack”, engaging in a campaign with other parents to try to make it happen.
Some 60% of NASUWT members surveys said that pupils had used Facebook to get in contact with them and 15% had received a message from Twitter from a student.
One-third of teachers said they did not report the personal abuse, with half of them saying they feared nothing could be done.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education urged teachers to report online abuse and threats.
Young people and teachers should be able to take advantage of the vast potential that the internet and social media offers to their lives and education. But they also have a right to feel safe. We want to make sure young people are aware of the risks and dangers – including sending inappropriate images.That’s why schools should deliver high quality PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) which is an important opportunity to teach young people about how to stay safe and avoid risks. To support schools to do that we have funded and produced a range of guidance and support on issues ranging from consent to internet safety.
The law is also crystal clear that where teachers find indecent images of children they must report this to the police. No teacher should be subjected to abuse or threatened online. Where teachers are, we would urge them to report it to the relevant authority so the appropriate action can be taken.
The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the extraordinary re-writing of our island’s history – the politically correct work of a Marxist academic – will be offered to thousands of history students throughout England from September.
Its creators claim the course addresses the ‘white male-dominated’ view of history – but it has outraged some of Britain’s most eminent thinkers.
Booker and Nobel prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul said: ‘Once again political correctness is distorting our history and the education of our children.’
And historian Sir Roy Strong, author of The Story Of Britain, said: ‘This stands history on its head, projecting back on to the past something that isn’t true.’
Offered by the Oxford and Cambridge examination board (OCR) and approved for use in schools, the course literature states: ‘This course will enable students to learn how the movement of people – European, African, Asian – to and from these islands has shaped the story of this nation for thousands of years.
‘The history of migration is the story of Britain: in 1984, Peter Fryer wrote, “There were Africans in Britain before the English came.” ’
The course – Migration To Britain c. 1,000 to c. 2010 – was created with academics from the Black and Asian Studies Association but has been condemned as ‘pro-immigration propaganda’ at a time when the subject is especially sensitive.
Last night, eminent military historian and author Antony Beevor said: ‘Migration is a very valid area to study, but if it’s a question of rewriting history to bolster the morale of certain sections of the population, rather than a scrupulous attitude towards facts, then that is a total distortion and it’s outrageous.’
It’s projecting back on to the past something that isn’t true SIR ROY STRONG, HISTORIAN
Sir Roy Strong said: ‘The only Africans who came here were a few with the Romans who came and then left! I find it disturbing that our children should be taught something that is clearly designed to feed into contemporary problems rather than tell our island’s story properly.’
V. S. Naipaul added: ‘This absurd supposition of Africans inhabiting Britain before the English only goes to show how our once esteemed centres of learning, Oxford and Cambridge, have been insidiously eroded by a dangerous dogma that, very like IS today, wrought misery and havoc in Russia, China and the Eastern bloc, where for all practical purposes it has failed.’
Although the new course takes its starting point as the Middle Ages, one section is headed ‘Population diversity in England before 1066’.