Pupils who follow a religion do better in class… even if they are not studying at a faith school, new research shows

Apr 17, 2021 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Teenagers who believe in God are likely to get better exam results than those who don’t, a major study has found. Children aged 14 who say that faith is important in their lives typically go on to pass more GCSEs than non-believing pupils. The difference amounts to more than a third of an extra GCSE on average. However the findings do show, they said, that teenagers who go to faith schools are more likely to hold religious beliefs when they reach the age of...

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Sewell Report highlights the damage caused by family breakdown, but doesn’t offer solutions

Apr 17, 2021 by

by Harry Benson, Conservative Home: The recent report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, released a month ago today, claims to be the first government-commissioned study on race that seriously engages with the family. Dr Tony Sewell and colleagues quite rightly say we should not stigmatise lone parents. But nor should we turn a blind eye to the impact of family breakdown on the life chances of children. However, by failing to identify the drivers of family breakdown, the report...

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Are the words ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ really transphobic?

Apr 12, 2021 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: The latest report claims that the evidence for transgender medicine is ‘very low’ quality. This could be happening in nearly any city in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada or New Zealand. Let’s just use Melbourne as a test case. The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is currently running a campaign, #SpeakingUpSpeaksVolumes, which advises schools to avoid words like “mum”, “dad”, “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” to help to lower the...

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Arkansas and the Politics of Experimenting on Children

Apr 12, 2021 by

by Mark Regnerus, Public Discourse: The Arkansas legislature knows something the governor apparently does not: hormonal treatment of adolescent gender dysphoria yields little across samples and studies. Transgender youth medicine involves numerous known and serious risks that are already identifiable, while the long-term effects and possible harms of off-label drug uses are completely unknown. Depending on whom you ask, the Arkansas state legislature is filled with either devils, dupes, or...

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America’s creation of the transgender child

Apr 6, 2021 by

by Josephine Bartosch, The Post Millennial: As a cynical Brit, I admire the US can-do attitude. The American dream, the idea that people can be anything they want, is liberating and wonderful. But it has a downside. The idea of the self-made man or woman is taken very literally in the US, and accordingly a lucrative market for those who wish to change sex is booming.This is no-longer just the preserve of adults; over the past decade a linguistic shift from “transexual” to...

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Transgender children can receive puberty blockers if parents consent, High Court judge rules

Mar 30, 2021 by

by Nick Duffy, iNews: Transgender children can get puberty-blocking drugs without the need to go to court as long as their parents agree to the treatment, a High Court judge has said. The family of a 15-year-old transgender girl, identified only as XY, had sought clarity after the same court last year found that under-16s are incapable of giving their consent for hormone blockers, which delay the onset of puberty. The NHS Gender Identity Development Service, run by the Tavistock and Portman...

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