LONDON (Apr. 24)
With parents, teachers and school officials expressing views ranging from protests to embarrassment, the City of Coventry showed considerable excitement today, having discovered that a Coventry school teacher is one of the national organizers for the neo fascist, anti-Semitic British National party.
The teacher, Colin Jordan, was one of eight anti-Semites fined in a London court last week for participation in an anti-Semitic demonstration. Seven other members of the British National party had been arrested with Jordan, and fined, after picketing a Warsaw Ghetto commemorative service held here at the Princess Theatre. The pickets displayed banners of a violently anti-Semitic nature.
A parent’s group in Coventry has demanded Jordan’s dismissal from the school system, and the Coventry School Board has appointed a special subcommittee to probe the charges against the man. The Coventry Teachers Association issued a statement today, declaring it is “ready to jump in” if it is found that Jordan introduces anti-Semitism into a classroom. The Coventry superintendent of schools said today the board is “embarrassed” by Jordan’s activities and is watching his work carefully.