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June 11, 2007


Joe Otten


"It’s right that we’ve made sure that faith schools have to accept at least a minimum proportion of pupils from another faith, and we should look carefully at reforms that take us further."

Have we? I thought the government chickened out of that one after pressure from the Catholics.


(In answer to "Do you agree that any state school should proactively treat children differently by seeking to “nourish” the beliefs of children who are members of a faith and at the same time “challenge” the beliefs of children with non-religious beliefs?")

"If parents want to send their kids to a school with a particular ethos, that’s a matter for them."

Clearly Hain hasn't understood that the question is about normal state schools not "faith" schools. That every school is currently required to be a faith school.

Interesting stuff anyway. Who's going to win and will it matter what they stand for?

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