24th October 2011

“Some religious schools believe they are above the law and can do anything that they believe is line with their religious beliefs.”

National Union of Teachers

6 Responses to “24th October 2011”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    And they claim they are persecuted if thwarted.

  2. Dan Says:

    Slightly off-topic, but maybe not so much:

    http://funpics.classicfun.ws/index.php/Funpics/Religion-is-like-a-penis-1328008051

    🙂

  3. archaeopteryx Says:

    Thanks for that, Dan!

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    Obviously this is aimed at British Schools. I’d like to know the context of this quote because with the current expansion of the “Free School” program, we will get more faith based schools in future.

  5. archaeopteryx Says:

    The British Government did reject one faith school application because it (the government) didn’t believe that the applicant would not teach creationism as science.

    http://www.secularism.org.uk/creationist-church-remains-resol.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nssnews+%28NSS+News%29

  6. Simon Says:

    I think the context of this selection criteria.

    In the UK faith schools can to an extent pick and choose pupils whereas with secular schools selection is purely demographic.

    Also there is another issue.

    The best performing schools in the UK are Private Schools (ones you have to pay to get in) and Faith Schools. Many parents will affect a faith (that is attend church for a proscribed period of time prior to their children reaching high school age) in order to ensure their children get the best education available. Whatever you think of these parents they are committed to their children’s education and this probably goes a long way to explaining why Faith Schools perform well, either that or it’s a jesus thing.

    LOL at Penis joke reminds me of Chris Hitchens quip about Catholic Priests “No Childs Behind Left”.