The societal division of state education can hardly be said to be in the wider public interest.
Crispin Blunt, Conservative MP
Cohesive society needs secular education. Tolerant and understanding citizens need an all-round education inc. learning about different types of beliefs/philosophies.
Religious indoctrination and organised worship should not be part of our educational system. The curriculum should include RE to give children a perspective on the religious views of others that they will meet in life.