Atheist state schools could be established under English Government’s education reforms

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Education Secretary said he would be "interested" to look at proposals for non-religious schools from figures such Professor Richard Dawkins.

Prof Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, said last month that he approved of the idea of setting up a "free-thinking” school.

The comments follow the publication of Coalition plans to give parents' groups, teachers and charities powers to open their own schools at taxpayers' expense.

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Posted July 29, 2010 at 10:01 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. alcuin wrote:

Bring it on.
Can’t imagine there will be too many takers, though - the British State schools do a fine job in this area already.

July 29, 12:49 pm | [comment link]
2. Teatime2 wrote:

That might be a good thing, actually. It would make the atheists put their money where their mouths are, so to speak, and quit taking shots at religious-based institutions. If they had their own schools, they couldn’t insist that the fine religious schools water down things to accommodate their children.

July 29, 2:05 pm | [comment link]
3. palagious wrote:

Its easy being in opposition.  Wait until they have to define their philosophy in a positive manner that doesn’t include stating what they are against, what you will not be or sound any different from what’s really already in place.

July 29, 2:13 pm | [comment link]
4. Clueless wrote:

Sounds like charter schools and vouchers.  Bring it on.

July 29, 3:02 pm | [comment link]
5. robroy wrote:

Need we have any more evidence that secularism is a religion?

August 2, 4:56 am | [comment link]
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