Following my piece on Sunday, I’ve written another article on faith schools over on Comment is Free: It is a shame that the supporters of faith schools lack the faith that their ethos could survive a few children of atheists running around the playground. Ultimately, society as a whole is the weaker for indulging their… Continue reading More on faith schools
Oh dear, oh dear, and he was doing so well: Nick Clegg will unveil plans to end state interference in schools this week as he moves to bury the Liberal Democrats’ traditional approach to public services. In his first keynote speech since becoming party leader, Clegg will challenge many of the party’s supporters in teaching… Continue reading Nick Clegg: It’s beat up an activist day!
Creationism is to be discussed as part of the GCSE biology syllabus: The [OCR] exam board says students need to understand the background to theories. Its new “Gateway to Science” curriculum asks pupils to examine how organisms become fossilised. Teachers are asked to “explain that the fossil record has been interpreted differently over time (e.g.… Continue reading Wedge strategy or salami slicing? Two equally valid theories