In today’s society, it is more important than ever that our children can enjoy a diverse and fair education, and have the chance to learn from each other’s differences. The National Secular Society’s No More Faith Schools campaign is an important step in this direction and provides a platform for those who want an inclusive education to show their support for that.
Dan Snow, Historian, broadcaster and television presenter
Faith schools indoctrinate children into a particular religious belief system. I have no problem with religions trying to recruit members, but this should not be done with an easily-swayed captive audience of children at the taxpayer?s expense.
Apart from the selection process which forces parents to accede to a religious ethos, religious indoctrination of the young is just basically wrong. It is also subject to mission creep, especially when weaponised by the politically powerful. Just because some people have an imaginary friend, don’t suppose that I want my children to grow up not only believing in it, but building their paradigm for living based on it.