Topic / Education

Global protests against sex education take place today

Driven by mainly by the Christian conviction that sex-education is bad, and that schoolkids should be kept ignorant, a bunch of ‘concerned’ parents are today staging ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’ protests in multiple US cities as well as Australia and the UK. According to this Life Site report, the protest, originally launched by a few […]

Christian University makes millions selling dodgy courses

A newly-published  investigation into degree courses being sold online by Liberty University, the Trump-supporting evangelical Christian college founded by the now-late Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell, reveals that its courses ‘falls significantly short of American academic standards’. But, according to this report, there’s not a lot the authorities can do because, unlike other online universities such […]

NSS campaign launched to end state-funded faith schools

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow, left, and politician and former actor Lord Cashman are among those who are supporting a new national campaign launched this week by the National Secular Society to end state-funded faith schools. The NSS says on its website that the No More Faith Schools campaign will highlight the widespread concerns and […]

School pupils take a stand against chaplain’s homophobia

Rev Mike Goss, above, has expressed ‘disappointment’ that pupils from Carnoustie High School in Angus have launched a petition calling for Angus Council to break ties with him because of his opposition to same-sex relationships and marriage. However, according to this report, equality campaigners have praised the pupils’ action. The Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) […]

Education watchdog Ofsted accused of racism over hijabs

The UK’s National Education Union has accused Amanda Spielman, above, head of Ofsted and the Chief Inspector of schools in England, of ‘naked racism and and Islamophobia’ because of her opposition to young Muslim girls wearing hijabs in primary schools. The union’s Easter conference in Brighton, according to this Guardian report, unanimously backed a motion attacking […]

Catholic school receives lawyer’s letter over gay event

Declan Meehan, above, Deputy director of Cara-Friend, an LGBT-support organisation based in Belfast, has hit out at the parents of a pupil who refused to put up a poster for a gay event held at the weekend in the city. The Northern Ireland parents, according to this report, retained a solicitor to warn the school […]

Sweden pledges to impose a ban on religious schools

Outlining its education policy ahead of this year’s General Election, Sweden’s governing Social Democrats yesterday pledged to ban religious schools in an effort to combat segregation. At a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden’s Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi, above, said the Swedish education system needs to be based on the values and principals in […]

Will the Tories please throw the Catholic Church under a bus

Last September the Catholic Herald‘s Andrew Cusack argued that Catholic voters were of immense value to Theresa May’s Government, and insisted that the Tories should honour their election pledge to remove an admissions cap that was preventing the Church from opening new schools. Slamming the Government’s failure to scrap the cap, he wrote that: During […]

Christian school in London taught creationism as science

The Kings Kids Christian School in southeast London fell foul of Ofsted, the education watchdog, when it was found to be filling pupils heads with creationist baloney … in science classes! According to this report, the primary school did not meet independent school standards because students weren’t taught about scientific theories of earth’s origin. Ofsted […]

Secularism is as great a threat to Christianity as terrorism

Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich – a Catholic Republican – claimed last night that Western secularism is as great a threat to Christianity as that posed by terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida. However he believes that in the current culture war raging between faith-heads and secularists, religion will eventually win. Addressing about 300 […]