Posted: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:33 by Stephen Evans
Education policy and practice should focus more on children's independent interests and building a shared society rather than pandering to religious groups motivated by self-preservation, argues NSS campaigns manager, Stephen Evans.
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:37 by Terry Sanderson
With widespread apathy about what passes for religious education in schools, our classrooms are increasingly being used by religious groups to carry out their missionary work. Terry Sanderson explains how Australian parents have led the way in removing evangelists from schools.
Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:30 by Terry Sanderson
With the Church of England is on its last legs, it's about time its continued involvement in state education was called into question, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:37 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson reflects upon some recent findings on mixed communities and integration, and the implication of those findings for our education system.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:05 by Alistair McBay
Alistair McBay examines the PR campaign behind an educational resource that seeks to bring creationism and intelligent design into the science classrooms of Scotland.
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:52 by Alistair McBay
Intelligent Design is back in shiny new packaging, labelled as 'evidence based and balanced' and getting into the science classrooms in Scotland, argues Alistair McBay.
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:32 by Stephen Evans
The Church of England's intention is clear. State funded schools will be regarded as churches – and serve as pulpits for evangelisation, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:01 by Alistair McBay
Alistair McBay questions the objectivity of a new educational resource that claims to "review, objectively and dispassionately, the case for the existence of God".
Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:11 by a teacher
A teacher's perspective on why faith schools should not be able to select staff and students based on their religion.
Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:18 by Gary McLelland
Young people have a human right to sexual health and relationships education. Something which the religious minority in Scotland is taking away, argues Gary McLelland.
Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:57 by Keith Porteous Wood
The RE Council's report has been well received. However, with the decline in church attendance and increasing evangelism in schools, Keith Porteous Wood argues vital opportunities to reform RE have been missed.
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:12 by Saul Freeman
A first-hand account from a parent on discovering and trying to deal with evangelism in his child's school.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:57 by Stephen Evans
A report published this week by the National Secular Society has shone a much needed spotlight on the activities of evangelical Christian organisations operating in our children's schools.
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:35 by Alistair McBay
As church attendance continues to plummet along with the numbers of Britons professing religious belief, the Prayer Spaces in Schools initiative is turning schools into churches — and turning teaching increasingly into preaching, writes Alistair McBay.
Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:32 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson argues why we need a more balanced and secular approach to teaching religion in schools.
Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:22 by Oliver Kamm
Oliver Kamm explains why a Charedi faith schools' refusal to teach evolution doesn't just impoverish children's minds, but also violates their rights.
Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:16 by Alistair McBay
With two secular petitions on Religious Observance in play in Scotland, Alistair McBay blogs about the problematic relationship between religion and Scottish schools.
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:04 by Stephen Evans
With the shortage of primary school places becoming more acute, NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans draws attention to the scandal of families being left with no option other than to send their children to 'faith' schools.
Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:19 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on Ireland's education minister Ruairi Quinn who, bit by bit, is challenging the stranglehold that the Catholic Church has over education in the Republic.
Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:45 by John Hunt
Last month the local press reported that a Sikh free school "remains on course to open in Hounslow in September": but there has been no reporting of the secrecy and subterfuge surrounding its establishment.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:12 by Rebecca Sharkey
Rebecca Sharkey argues that a popular shoebox gift scheme run by evangelicals highlights the dangers of mixing humanitarian work with the promotion of a religious agenda.
Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:47 by Stephen Evans
As head teachers put the Church's plan to intensify the religious input into lessons into action, Stephen Evans asks: isn't it time to rethink the role of religion in our public education system?
Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:33 by Terry Sanderson
It is time Michael Gove — and the Government — stopped being so tolerant of 'faith' schools and started thinking about putting the brakes on their malevolent spread.
Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00 by Keith Porteous Wood
During Education Questions in the House of Commons on Monday, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary (for England) intimated that the Government is working with the Church of England to bring about its ambition to open hundreds more church schools.
Posted: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:42 by Terry Sanderson
It's a Bank Holiday, half the staff in the newsroom are on leave, but news editors still have to somehow fill their papers and their broadcast bulletins. What easier way to do it than to draw on the ready-made Easter sermons of various bishops and Cardinals around the country?