The Insanity Speeds Up…
According to this news release from the British Humanist Association:
Before MPs have had a chance to debate the Academies Bill, the government has already stated that it has no plans to prevent creationist teaching in its new “faith” Academies, citing its desire to free schools from prescriptive curricula. This is remarkable given the fact that it is nonetheless requiring all of its new Academies to teach RE and hold daily acts of collective worship.
My emphasis. As I wondered earlier would it be possible for someone like Richard Dawkins to set up a Free Thinking School only for it to be compelled by law to hold acts of worship. On the other hand, a religious group could set up a school and would have no statutory requirement to teach basic scientific fact.
I really don’t understand this desire by all UK Governments to promote religion in schools. Even a Government prepared to let some schools ditch the National Curriculum. Why is this? I genuinely don’t understand.