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UK teachers’ union warns against hijab ban

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK’s largest teaching union today warned against pressuring schools into banning hijab for very young girls for fear of increasing backlash from the local communities. The National Education Union (NEU), which is debating the issue at a meeting in Brighton over the weekend, criticised the country’s schools watchdog for interfering in the matter. The chief of the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) Amanda Spielman has spoken out about her concerns over Muslim girls as young as five wearing the headscarf and suggested that school inspectors explore why they are doing so. “I think it…

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