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Education secretary to cut public funding to nurseries promoting 'extremist views' – including creationism

Education secretary to cut public funding to nurseries promoting 'extremist views' – including creationism

Posted: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:49

The Government has announced plans to cut public funding to nurseries that teach creationism as scientific fact or fail to promote 'British values', Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.

Success! Exam regulator bans censorship of exam questions at faith schools

Success! Exam regulator bans censorship of exam questions at faith schools

Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:30

Faith schools will no longer be allowed to redact questions about evolution and reproduction from science exam papers on grounds of religious sensitivity, and any attempt to do so will be treated as "malpractice" the exam regulator has said.

Government response to exam censorship neglects children's independent interests, says the NSS

Government response to exam censorship neglects children's independent interests, says the NSS

Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:35

The National Secular Society has accused the Government of neglecting the best interests of children after it refused to intervene following the revelations that some faith schools have been blacking out questions on exam papers, depriving pupils of the ability to score the maximum marks.

Government complicit in redaction of exam questions

Government complicit in redaction of exam questions

Posted: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:19

The National Secular Society has discovered that exam boards, the exam regulator and the government have been colluding with faith schools to shield pupils from key scientific concepts.

Jewish faith school caught censoring questions on science exam papers

Jewish faith school caught censoring questions on science exam papers

Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:49

A state funded Jewish faith school has been caught blacking out questions on science exam papers.

Evolution “problematic” for Orthodox Jewish ‘faith schools’

Evolution “problematic” for Orthodox Jewish ‘faith schools’

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:18

Government plans to place greater emphasis on evolution in biology classes as part of its proposals to reform GCSE content have been criticised for "causing problems" for strictly Orthodox Jewish faith schools.

FOI response suggests Government pressure over creationism at Giant’s Causeway

FOI response suggests Government pressure over creationism at Giant’s Causeway

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:09

A freedom of Information response from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland suggests that the inclusion of a creationist exhibit at the Giant's Causeway visitor centre was a condition of the near £10 million that was given to the National Trust.

National Trust amends controversial creationism exhibit

National Trust amends controversial creationism exhibit

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:07

The National Trust has amended an exhibit at its Giant's Causeway visitor centre which gave credence to the creationist perspective that the earth was created around 6000 years ago.

National Trust to review creationist material at Giant's Causeway exhibit

National Trust to review creationist material at Giant's Causeway exhibit

Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:10

The National Trust has announced plans to review the controversial exhibit in the new Giants' Causeway visitors centre which gives credence to the creationist 'explanation' of the natural phenomenon on Northern Ireland's north Antrim coast.

National Trust puts creationism on show at new visitor centre

National Trust puts creationism on show at new visitor centre

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:21

The National Trust has come under fire for including an exhibit in the new Giants' Causeway Visitors' Centre acknowledging the creationist view of how the world-famous stones were formed.

Government takes action to combat creationism in free schools

Government takes action to combat creationism in free schools

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:55

The Government has taken steps to ensure that creationism and "intelligent design" is not taught in free schools.

NSS supports new campaign against creationism in schools

Posted: Fri, 13 May 2011 13:28

The NSS has given its support to a new campaign aimed at challenging the increasing influence of creationist ideas in schools.