Posted by: becketfund | June 19, 2007

Sweden: Jewish School Stripped of License by Authorities

The Local reports that Beit Menachem, an independent Jewish school in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been stripped of its license after Swedish authorities discovered that the pupils were segregated by gender during lessons. According to a representative of the Swedish National Agency for Education, the Swedish curriculum provides for “girls and boys living together and learning together” and that the school violated Swedish law by teaching single-sex classes. Alexander Namder, the administrator at Beit Menachem, insisted that the pupils were separated for religious reasons, and that teaching boys and girls separately was permitted under the European Convention of Human Rights.

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