I've been reading an excellent book by Patrick West entitled "The poverty of multiculturalism." I agree with most of the conclusions and it is well worth a read, it's published by Civitas.
Anyway, in the book Patrick reminds us of what happened in 1985 when Ray Honeyford, the then Headmaster of Drummond Middle School in Bradford highlighted the folly of a multicultural programme in schools which he feared was going to ghetto-ise education establishment and relegate English to a secondary language. He believed in integration first and foremost.
For making the point that ENGLISH should be the first language in schools, Honeyford was persecuted as public enemy number one and forced into early retirement.
Do you remember the story now? The media were all over Honeyford for two years and even those other teachers who agreed with him, such as a Bristol teacher who voiced support, were then hounded out of position.
Ever wondered what became of Drummond Middle School in Bradford?
After his departure as headmaster, the magnificent piece of high-Victorian public architecture that was Drummond Middle School quickly received a new Urdu name - IQRA - and then..
...was burned down beyond repair by an arsonist, as also happened to a similar, neighbouring school, now completely boarded up. All children in the area now go to school in the preternaturally hideous buildings of modern British architecture, whose combination of Le Corbusian functionalism, financial stringency, and bad taste are a complete visual education in brutality.