Are Faith Schools a Good Thing? (audio)

Posted by on 9 September, 2016 | 0 comments

The UK government is to push for new legislation in England to make it easier for new faith schools to be founded. This could lead to the opening of thousands of new Catholic schools throughout the UK. 

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The Church of England has also made it clear that it wishes to establish hundreds of new Anglican schools over the next 5 years.

This has come as the education secretary said ministers would not be ‘returning to the past’, although plans were announced at the same time to dramatically increase the number of grammar schools. Do we benefit from a plurality of secondary education, or are faith schools really entrenching religious divergences in society? Peter Kearney, Director of the Scottish Catholic Media Organisation and Douglas McLellan, vice chair of the Scottish Secular Society answer these questions.

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