Top UK university to replace portraits of bearded white scholars with ethnic minorities and women

Jul 15, 2017 by

by Luke Mintz and Harry Yorke, Telegraph: King’s College London must replace portraits of some of its founding fathers with ethnic minorities amid pressure from students, a dean says. The plans to move portraits of former faculty staff from the main entrance wall and replace them with more BME...

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Jewish school faces closure for refusing to teach its young girls transgender issues despite its religious ethos being praised four years ago

Jul 14, 2017 by

by Richard Price, Daily Mail: To the affluent commuters passing by, Vishnitz Girls School looks like any other well-maintained North London townhouse. Were it not for a glimpse of white-shirted backs hunched over desks in the front room, you would not even suspect it was a school. Unlike most...

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What lies behind the rise of Christian universities in Africa

Jul 10, 2017 by

by Joel Carpenter, The Conversation: The last two decades have seen a brisk growth in Christian universities in sub-Saharan Africa. This phenomenon exists at the intersection of two of the most dynamic social trends on the continent: the rapid rise of Christian adherence and the volatile growth of...

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Ofsted’s Totalitarian Moral Vision – Faith Schools Which Resist Could be Closed

Jul 4, 2017 by

PETITION from CitizenGo: IN BRIEF: The school inspectors, Ofsted, are now penalising schools for failing to talk to primary school children about sexual orientation and gender “reassignment”. Ofsted are essentially attempting to force religious schools to teach an ideology which is contrary to the...

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DfE ‘must drop’ inspection funding agreement with faith groups

Jun 21, 2017 by

by Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week: The government should “get rid” of an agreement that allows religious groups to receive millions of pounds to inspect their schools and give the money to Ofsted instead. Faith groups were handed almost £5 million by the Department for Education (DfE) over the...

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Listening: an antidote to the modern University’s incoherence

Jun 3, 2017 by

By Dominic Burbridge, The Public Discourse. Our universities are struggling under competing epistemological trends. Teaching students to master these requires developing their power to listen. In his recent book, Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity, Alasdair MacIntyre writes that “so many of us...

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