Topic / Education

Traditional marriage supporters are branded ‘useless trash’

An anti-gay hate group, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is spitting tacks after an assistant admissions officer at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, described NOM supporters as ‘pieces of useless trash’. According to this report, Andrew Bunting, above, was reacting to NOM’s jubilation over Trump’s win. NOM now wants the university to “disavow” itself […]

Crazy creationist Carson could shape US education policy

Amidst widespread rioting across America following Trump’s victory, the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned that Dr Ben Carson, above, could well be appointed the US’s next Secretary of Education as he is on a short-list of just two. Writing for Patheos, staff attorney for the FFRF Andrew L Seidel pointed out that: Carson is a man who […]

‘Twisted’ Muslim school needs cash to appeal closure order

The Jamia al-Hudaa Residential College in Nottingham is trying to raise £200,000 to fight a decision by the Department of Education to close its boarding facilities. According to this report, the school will remain open while an appeal takes place. The school’s principal Raza Ul Haq, above, said: We feel that we are fulfilling all […]

Islamic girls boarding school could be forced to close

Aliyah Saleem, above, who was expelled from  the Jamia Al Hudaa girls’ school in Nottingham in 2006, says she believes that action taken against the school by education watchdog Ofsted does not go far enough. The school, according to this report, has been instructed to close its boarding facilities after an Ofsted inspection found there […]

Judge rules that two Muslim teachers were treated unfairly

Lifetime bans imposed on Inamulhaq Anwar, above, and Akeel Ahmed following the “Trojan Horse” inquiry have been quashed.  The pair were banned from teaching in February after it was alleged that the teachers at Park View secondary school in Birmingham had imposed: An undue amount of religious influence in pupils’ education. A High Court judge […]

Scottish Humanists demand action over pupils’ punishment

The Humanist Society Scotland announced today that it was writing to Education Secretary John Swinney asking him to intervene personally after reports that up to 50 non-Catholic pupils were punished for refusing to attend a religious service led by the Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal, above, at a Catholic secondary school. The service at Taylor […]

Texas school paints over its Ten Commandments mural

A high school in Lubbock, Texas, agreed to paint over the mural after the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a warning saying that it it was in breach of the constitution. Superintendent of O’Donnell ISD, Dr Cathy Amonett, released this statement: After consultation with legal counsel, community members and students, I have decided as the […]

Education Minister says religion should trump science

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett, above, last week stressed the importance of Jewish studies over secular subjects. He was quoted here as saying: Learning about Judaism and excellence in the subject is more important in my eyes than mathematics and the sciences – and it is hard for me to say that. His comments came […]

Australian Anglican school slaps down anti-gay parents

When two sets of parents complained that an exclusive Sydney Anglican girls’ school – Kambala – was employing gay teachers, school council president and prominent businesswoman Sally Herman, above, came out fighting, Rather than respond directly to the homophobes, who accused the school of not “living up to our Christian values”, Herman wrote an open letter defending the […]

Crazy Jewish sect bars women from attending universities

A warning that a university education is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided by Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women has been issued by the insular Satmar sect, which has its headquarters in New York. According to this report, a decree issued by the sect and written in Yiddish, says: It has lately become the new trend that girls […]