Legal challenge: Trojan Horse reaction ‘flawed and unlawful’

Aug 12, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: The Christian Institute has threatened the Government with legal action over plans that “sideline” parents, and compel independent schools to ‘actively promote’ homosexual and transsexual rights. The Institute said that the new standards, to be implemented in more than 6,000 independent schools, are “badly written” and could result in removing gender specific terms such as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from the curriculum. And Christian schools could be forced to downgrade...

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Lenin’s useful idiots are now running our schools. Trojan Horse is their legacy

Jul 24, 2014 by

By Chris McGovern, Conservative Woman: “I found clear evidence that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of influence in schools and governing bodies, who espouse, sympathise with or fail to challenge extremist views.” These damning words constitute an important conclusion of Peter Clarke’s report on the ‘Trojan Horse’ debate about a number of schools in my home city of Birmingham. The whole affair seems to have come as...

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Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates

Jul 23, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, Family Edge: While research has told us that the prevalence of divorce in our society can account for the gender gap within higher education, a recent article in The Huffington Post sheds more light on what the exact causal relation might be.  It may not just be the possibility of divorce, itself, that has such an impact on both female and male adolescents, but rather the lack of father involvement in the lives of male children. This article states that “Father absence is at...

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Catholic school faces legal action from former teacher planning same-sex marriage

Jul 15, 2014 by

From The Cardinal Newman Society: A Catholic high school in Georgia is facing a legal complaint from a former teacher whose contract was not renewed after it was discovered through Facebook that, contrary to Catholic teaching, “he plans to marry a man,” National Public Radio reports. The school, Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, reportedly “released a statement saying they have to consider an employee’s ability to teach Catholic doctrine when making staff decisions.” Former teacher Flint Dollar...

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Compulsory Christian school assembly should be scrapped – Church of England education chief

Jul 8, 2014 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: Bishop of Oxford says compulsory collective worship belongs in the 1940s and should make way for ‘spiritual reflection’. The 70-year-old legal requirement for schools to include an act of collective worship in assembly should be dropped because of the decline of Christianity in Britain, the Church of England’s head of education has said. The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, said schools should still have to make time for “spiritual reflection” containing...

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School governors: abolish rules on Christian assemblies

Jun 30, 2014 by

By Graeme Paton, Telegraph: The National Governors’ Association calls for the abolition of the 70-year-old rule that requires schools to hold a Christian assembly every day, saying it is “meaningless”. Laws requiring schools to hold a religious assembly every day should be scrapped because they are “meaningless” in a multicultural society, according to school governors. The National Governors’ Association said the 70-year-old legislation – requiring pupils to take part in a...

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