Direct Democracy proposal for Education
Abolition of all faith schools
It is the People's Administration's belief that social cohesion involves integration and understanding at every level, and not segregation. We believe that segregating our children by faith, race or creed from such a young age disables them from being able to integrate as adults in what is now a highly multicultural society.
‘Integration' by our definition, does not mean to become the same as others. It does mean though to be able to understand, respect, communicate and interact well with others whilst maintaining one's own individuality and in such a multicultural society, we would all benefit further by accepting our differences as well as our commonalties.
We believe that children taught at faith schools become seriously disadvantaged in the workplace and in the adult world in general, with potentially increased feelings of isolation - individually and communally. We also believe that such intense indoctrination and conditioning at such an early age breeds the fear and judgementalism that can only contribute towards keeping us divided as adults.
How can social integration be achieved if we insist on keeping our children separate from each other?
The People's Administration also believes that UK law is failing to protect children who study in Islamic faith schools from serious physical assault at the hands of Imams who indoctrinate using the Deoband syllabus [which is approx. 80% of all UK Imams]. Children as young as six years of age are regularly kicked and punched [as Channel 4's Dispatches program highlighted 14th Feb. 2011] and UK law allows this providing that the attacks leave no marks. This is an exception to how child protection laws are applied to every other state and faith school.
UK law is currently leaving approx. 100,000 Muslim children open to this form of abuse while David Cameron proactively encourages the establishment of yet more 'private' schools. The People's Administration believes that this policy is born only and purely of the need for the state to save money - even though the UK tax payer will be part-contributing to the funding of these schools anyway.
All of the Islamic faith schools that were seen to be administering violence had all repeatedly passed government inspections and so the government is part-responsible for the regular persecution of up to 100,000 Muslim children. David Cameron is appeasing the Muslim extremists and all of society will reap the whirlwind - especially Islamic children who are currently growing up disintegrated from UK society.
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to convert all faith schools and, that religious education be taught by parents and religious houses and not by the state. Regardless of our ethical or social argument, with so much over-crowding in the classrooms, we simply do not see how we have enough school places as it is, and so segregating our education system along religious, racial or cultural lines makes it far less financially efficient too.
Approx. 30% of all UK schools are churches or religious houses - all funded by the tax payer!
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.
This is not a protest campaign.
Following the People's Administration Direct Democracy Party [a mainstream registered party since March 2010] on Twitter, gives us your permission [when a majority] to invoke existing laws under UN Articles 21 and 61 [which the UK is signed-up to], so as to take immediate control of all policy decision-making by forming a legitimate UN-sanctioned direct democracy with majority election and without revolution, in the UK.
The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration does not have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now!