Beware the media spin. Families, not nurseries, boost later exam success

Sep 16, 2014 by

by Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: The Sunday Times was in good form with this classic piece of cherry-picking journalism. “The nursery kids are all right,” we were told. Not really, it just depends on how you define ‘nursery kids,’ and ‘all right’. This news item was complete with a delightful photograph of children aged three or four in school uniforms. Funnily enough the eight-month-old infant crying in the baby room was not featured. It reports: “In the study — by the Effective...

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Effectively Responding to Controversial Lesson Content with Blessing

Sep 14, 2014 by

From Peace Ontario: As the school year starts, P.E.A.C.E. has been presenting in communities. At meetings parents, teachers, principals, and students have provided specific examples that prove the education environment is becoming increasingly hostile to families raising their children from a Judeo-Christian worldview. After one presentation, a principal shared, “I am so ashamed that we are teaching our grade 6 children how to use condoms.”Parents and grandparents have shared that their...

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Parents from legal outcasts to outlaws: Dr Tom Ward’s address to Moscow family conference

Sep 14, 2014 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: Yesterday Dr Thomas Ward, founder and former President of the National Association of Catholic Families (NACF), addressed the major pro-family conference which was held this week in the Kremlin, Moscow. [...] “Madame Chairman, Christian families of Russia thank you for your call to the generosity and joy of large families. It is a counter-revolutionary call to build a new Civilisation of Love and Life. It is a call to our families to replace today’s dying...

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In Russia all major religions speak together for life and family

Sep 12, 2014 by

by John-Henry Westen, LifeSite: MOSCOW — The opening plenary session of the International Forum ‘Large Family and the Future of Humanity’ featured all major religious leaders in the nation sitting side by side jointly and vocally supporting the pro-life and pro-family stance of the gathering. Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox leader of Moscow and All Russia, commenced the meeting with a strong endorsement of the family.  Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of external relations for the...

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Conference promoting large families in Russia amazes Westerners

Sep 11, 2014 by

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSite: MOSCOW — Imagine a land where life, family, faith, and culture are promoted by the official government. Where large families are treated, not as a blight on the planet, but indeed as the ‘future of humanity.’ Such is the case at the International Forum ‘Large family and the future of humanity’ conference, taking place this week in the Russian capital of Moscow. The opening of the forum, with over 1,000 delegates from all over the world including over 200...

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Leading teaching unions demand statutory PSHE

Sep 10, 2014 by

From Pink News: Three major teaching unions – NUT, ATL and NAHT – have announced their support for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education. It comes a week after Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan hinted that she could be moving towards backing the measure. The senior Tory promised to have a “think” about the issue but added: “There is a balance too between saying from Whitehall ‘this is what we want to do’ and schools feeling more...

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