Religion in public education?

Finally time to read the Sunday Age and the largely Victorian debate over the teaching of religious instruction in public/ state schools continues.

Professor Barry McGaw, the chairman of the national curriculum authority, told The Sunday Age: ”I don’t see anything wrong with a special religious  instruction that operates precisely on [the current] grounds. If we deny any  place to religion in public education and wish to make it entirely [secular], we  are actually basing it on a particular world view.

Article, Curriculum head warns against axing religion.  See also, Clarifying school chaplaincy.

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