Skip to comments.LGBT-row teacher up for $1m global prize
Posted on 02/21/2019 8:50:20 AM PST by Ennis85
A Birmingham assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights and homophobia has been named in the top 10 shortlist for a global teaching prize.
Parkfield Community School assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat is in the running for the $1m (£770,000) prize.
He has faced protests from some Muslim parents at the primary school.
The shortlist was announced by X-Men actor Hugh Jackman, who said teachers were the "real superheroes".
Mr Moffat has run a "No outsiders" project promoting equality and diversity in the school, including lessons about sexual identity and LGBT rights.
This angered some parents, who earlier this term held protests outside the school, with some signing a petition against the project.
Protesters said primary school children were too young for such lessons.
But a statement from the school said it had a duty to protect pupils from harm, including homophobic or transgender bullying.
Mr Moffat, who was awarded an MBE in 2017 for his services to equality and diversity in education, has been named in the latest shortlist for the annual Global Teacher Prize, run by the Varkey Foundation education charity.
He was previously named in a top 50, which has now been narrowed to a top 10, with the winner to be announced next month.
Mr Moffat was commended for his work in improving opportunities for pupils in a deprived part of Birmingham, in a school where most are from Muslim families and many speak another language at home.
His runs projects for pupils to "meet others of different races, religions and cultures".
The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, said the top 10 placing of Mr Moffat was "another appropriate moment to thank all our teachers for their dedication and exceptional work, day after day, for our children and our society, in
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Says all we need to know about that prize, which is obviously as well earned as certain “Nobel Peace and Nobel Economics prizes”.
And in any case, any sort of prize for publik skool eddikashun is by definition a joke.
Diversity means not excellence.
So many ways that that photo can be captioned...all of those captions,of course,mentioning various crimes that “LBGT” types are strongly inclined to commit against kids.
“He has faced protests from some Muslim parents at the primary school.”
I guess gay trumps muslim in the victim hierarchy. Today, anyway.
Talking homo to little kids ..win a million bucks.
Fags vs. Muslims: Intersectionality Wars, Part X
Societal implosion haPPens.
another brick in the once “great’ empires crumbles.. nothing follows.
> His runs projects for pupils to “meet others of different races, religions and cultures”.
I’d bet his efforts for “diversity” doesn’t include letting pupils meet conservatives or Christians. When someone’s focus on “diversity” doesn’t extend to politics or Christian religion it’s a red flag that “diversity” is a fig leaf rather than their goal.
Huh? If everyone is equal, then why push for diversity?
Only until the muslims throw him off of the school roof.
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