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Why the blind spot when it comes to faith schools?

Politicians need to end their fetishisation of faith schools and face the fact that a religiously divided education system is unfit for the future, argues Stephen Evans. Read More »

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If we want a tolerant Scotland, let’s educate children together

As academic research shows some intolerant attitudes are widespread among Catholic school pupils in Scotland, Alastair Lichten says rolling back denominational education is essential to promoting cohesion and equality. Read More »

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Teachers increasingly oppose faith schools and the discrimination they cause

Research shows a majority of teachers supporting an end to new faith schools and a huge majority favouring an end to religious selection, Alastair Lichten finds. Read More »

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Faith based selection sends a damaging message to our children

Joanne Bartley, a campaigner with the group Comprehensive Future, argues that a comprehensive education system should also be free of religious selection. Read More »

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Faith schools’ normalisation of discrimination must be challenged

Alastair Lichten says organising schools around religion makes discrimination which should be unacceptable seem normal. Read More »

Faith school advocates place inculcation above education

Faith school advocates place inculcation above education

A school which is being celebrated for unapologetically pushing its evangelical ethos shows the error of expanding faith schools, says Alastair Lichten. Read More »

New voluntary aided faith schools: what happens next?

New voluntary aided faith schools: what happens next?

The government has outlined plans for 14 new fully selective faith schools in England. Alastair Lichten explains what is likely to happen next. Read More »

Why focus on state-funded faith schools?

Why focus on state-funded faith schools?

The No More Faith Schools campaign's focus is on challenging the religious designation of state-funded schools. Alastair Lichten explains why. Read More »

A secular education system would mean community schools for all

A secular education system would mean community schools for all

An end to faith schools would not impose conformity or be without compromise, as our system of community schools shows, argues Alastair Lichten. Read More »

Northern Ireland's children and families are paying the price of faith schools’ failure

Northern Ireland's children and families are paying the price of faith schools’ failure

The inefficiency of NI's sectarian school system means cuts bite harder. Efforts to educate children together must be accelerated, argues Alastair Lichten. Read More »

There’s no hypocrisy in being forced into a ‘choice’ you don’t like

There’s no hypocrisy in being forced into a ‘choice’ you don’t like

As the pro-faith schools lobby rounds on campaigner Alice Roberts, Alastair Lichten says her situation is proof of the need for a secular education system. Read More »

Church schools are faith schools. Pretending otherwise is dishonest

Church schools are faith schools. Pretending otherwise is dishonest

The Church of England's pretence that 'its' schools aren't faith schools is a dishonest attempt to avoid association with the unpopularity of faith-based schooling, and at odds with their actual policy, argues Alastair Lichten. Read More »

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