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Are Faith Schools a Good Idea?

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That’s just one of the myriad of problems with faith schools, whether Evangelical, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish or other. I would ban all state association with faith schools, all of them. Education is about educating, it is not about indoctrinating.<br /><br />We live in a free society where anyone can practice any religion openly and without risk of prosecution. Why then do we allow schools to exist which openly preach one way of life is better than another? There’s no place for promoting one religion above the other in a modern multicultural society and faith schools do nothing but encourage the separation of society and alienation of different groups within it.<br /><br />As an atheist growing up and attending the local Church of England Schools, primary and comprehensive, I felt very alienated by the religious practices which occurred throughout my childhood. 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