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Educating the Secular Education Network

October 6th, 2017 18 Comments

The Secular Education Network (SEN) has been in the news of late, complaining about religious education in schools. My view is that whether a religious education programme should exist at a given school is something individual schools should decide for themselves and parents should be free to choose whichever school they want to send their […]

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The End of State Education: Resistance is Futile

March 15th, 2011 29 Comments

The litany of the forces arrayed against quality state education systems is long. We believe these forces make state education’s decline inevitable. Without a thoroughgoing reformation of the fundaments of Western society itself, resistance is futile. The Borg is here. We know that in New Zealand roughly one third of all graduates from state schools […]

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Rangiora New Life College, Religion and Discrimination

December 13th, 2009 14 Comments

On Wednesday I flew to Christchurch for an interview regarding a religious education (RE) teaching position in a Catholic School. On having the interview and receiving the subsequent rejection email, it was clear what the reason I did not get the position was: I am a protestant, the school has a particular Catholic ethos that […]

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