Monday, June 09, 2014

The Elephant in the classroom

Following the recent scandal and subsequent political angst regarding the role of Islam in certain schools in the Midlands and elsewhere isn't it just a matter of common sense that religions (of all stripes) are not the kinds of organisations that we want influencing and running schools, regardless of the education that can be had at some of the better ones, it's like putting the big cats in charge of the small mammal enclosure at the zoo, proselytism and dogmatism are embedded in the core of their nature and purpose. A secular approach is the surest way to minimise disadvantage and division in society.

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