Originally Posted by Maggy J
Another reason to deny the setting up of faith based schools.Secular education should be the way we go and faith kept out of our schools.
If parents really want their children to have a religion then they do have the power to educate their own children in a faith.
However in my experience many parents just send their children to the local faith based schools because they have heard it's a better school than the nearest state school not because they particularly care that their children are educated in that faith.
That's a surprisingly illiberal viewpoint. Given the length of time children spend in school, do you not think the moral framework adopted by that school might be an important aspect of a parent's decision to 'educate their own children in a faith'?