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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Archbishop defends Church schools

Jun 17, 2014 by

From Belfast Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended Church schools in the wake of the “Trojan Horse” allegations in a speech in which he warned against the dangers of using social media to replace “reflective comment” with “instant reaction.” The Most Rev Justin Welby said “not one” church school had been affected by the recent problems highlighted in Ofsted reports which placed five Birmingham schools in special measures following...

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Banning faith schools is ideologically wrong. But in practice, it is worse – it is barbarism.

Jun 15, 2014 by

By Conor Pope, LabourList: “All faith schools are Trojan horses. Let’s ban every single one of them,” said the never understated Dan Hodges. “Faith schools are divisive. Let’s get rid of them,”said Alice Thomson in The Times. “Forget Trojan Horses. The real issue is faith schools,” said Catherine Bennett, who managed to identify and then dismiss the real issue before her Guardian article had even begun. The broadsheet commentators are angry. Really angry. You can tell, because their headlines...

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