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Islamic radicals are in schools, government report says
by Duncan Gardham
Schools have been employing Islamist radicals and encouraging extremism, a government report has claimed.
Its new counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, warned that some people who are supportive of terrorist groups and ideologies have "sought and sometimes gained positions in schools or in groups which work closely with young people."
It said that new standards to be enforced by Ofsted should enable schools to take action against staff who demonstrate unacceptable views.
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