Stand Up to Racism and Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) have produced an important pamphlet on the Prevent Duty – “Prevent: Why we should dissent”. It is aimed at exposing the fallacy of the claims behind Prevent and the divisive nature of that agenda. It is intended to provide information that teachers, students, parents and public sector workers need and to argue why it is so important for our communities and particularly our young people to encourage dissent.
It is the national policy of the NUT that Prevent should be withdrawn as a statutory duty in education; last year’s motion passed at annual conference is published in the pamphlet.
The pamphlet includes contributions from Michael Mansfield QC; Alex Kenny, NUT executive; Shelly Asquith, NUS vice president; Azad Ali (MEND); Dave Muritu, UCU executive. It also includes contributions from Muslim women with experience of Prevent, Preventwatch, and from Rob Ferguson who is an officer of newham Teachers Association.
Newham Teachers’ association is sending a copy to every NUT rep / school. We would encourage reps to promote the pamphlet to members.
or for bulk orders email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Prevent pamphlet order’ in the subject line, how many pamphlets you’d like, your email address and a telephone number.
Posted by Rob Ferguson NTA Editor & Press Officer