They are allowed by law to discriminate in their admissions policies;
They are allowed by law to discriminate in their employment policies;
They teach their own syllabus of Religious Education without the regulated syllabuses that apply to community schools.
Faith (or Religious) Schools – Why Not? Church of England, and (the ‘latest schism’) Roman Catholic Schools may not be for you – at all. "Lesbian and gay pupils who attend faith schools are significantly less likely (23 per cent) to tell someone than lesbian and gay pupils who attend non-faith schools. Only four per cent of gay pupils felt able to tell their local religious leaders about bullying". http://www.stonewall.org.uk/documents/school_report.pdf
Andrew Copson (BHA) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/30/faithschools.religion
Schools are for (all) children and not for adults – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7487776.stm – what a bad example for our children. Who sets this bad example? YOU – who participate!
"Teaching is a vocation and not a profession. The child was not invented for educational systems, but educational systems invented for the child. If you would encourage the pupil to increased growth by your knowledge, you must both love it and know it well, and your pupils will love both the knowledge and yourself, and you will benefit them. But if you yourself do not love it, then, no matter by what means you force them to learn, your knowledge will have no educative influence at all". Tolstoy – ‘Education and Culture’.
Ref: example of teaching and education systems (is) for children and not for adults, who may be full of (in my experience) of ‘secularism’, ‘bigotry’ and ‘hatred’ at home and around the world. And, a child thinking is very different from that of an adult. "How did primitive man think"? "In a series of pictures, as a young child or uneducated person thinks today". "How does the Church of England think or all the Churches involved with Education 2008 UK". The picture, as in ‘primitive man’ is pretty on the outside and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7487805.stm pretty ugly on the inside. They are in charge of (many) of our children and so their future is in their hands and ours! They are UK (tax payer) Government sponsored and supported by the ‘Quangoes of Religiosity’ UK, at a great cost to all, and with no apparent regard to the future of (any) multi-racialism in the UK.
The Power of the Guardians UK.
Professor Amartya Sen (Nobel Prize) http://switchboard.real.com/player/email.html?PV=6.0.12&&title=Today&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fradio4%2Ftoday%2Flistenagain%2Fram%2Ftoday5%5Fsen%5F20060816.ram
Liberal Democrat Children’s spokesman David Laws said the results were astonishing given the huge range of modern technologies and access to information that were now available.
"Too much of what goes on in schools is dictated by government ministers. This has made it very difficult for teachers to cover many topical subjects in the classroom.
"Teachers need the freedom to teach an engaging and relevant curriculum, which opens children’s minds and encourages them to be thoughtful and tolerant citizens," he said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7488417.stm