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Religious education subjected to 'rank discrimination'

#1  Postby HomerJay » Feb 24, 2014 3:04 pm

Ministers are accused of discriminating against RE in schools by failing to provide training bursaries for new teachers, but the government insists the move is necessary to safeguard other subjects such as maths and science

Religious education is under threat in schools because of “rank discrimination” against the subject by the Government, ministers have been told.

Rising numbers of children are facing poor quality lessons following a decision to scrap grants for students training to become RE teachers, it is claimed.

Subject experts warned that RE was already less likely to be taught by fully qualified teachers than any other secondary school discipline and the failure to properly fund training would lead to further declines.

John Keast, chairman of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales, said it was “hard to avoid the conclusion that the refusal to give bursaries to RE trainees whilst providing them for nearly every other subject is pure discrimination by this Government against RE”.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... ation.html

Yesterday's Telegraph Comment on much the same theme:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... faith.html
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Re: Religious education subjected to 'rank discrimination'

#2  Postby Sendraks » Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm

So, uhmm, boo hoo?
What "use" does religious education have that it should warrant any funding in the syllabus to start with?
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#3  Postby ED209 » Feb 24, 2014 3:10 pm

This is one torydem education cut that we can all get behind :coffee:
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Re: Religious education subjected to 'rank discrimination'

#4  Postby HomerJay » Feb 24, 2014 3:19 pm

ED209 wrote:This is one torydem education cut that we can all get behind :coffee:

I agree with Nigel Nick er Gove.
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#5  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Feb 24, 2014 3:23 pm

RE is essential for kids. Why without god they will go rampaging around, being atheist murderers, swapping baby receipes, accuse pastors of fiddling with their privates, become gay, vote pro-choice and a hundred other obscenities! :evilgrin:
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Re: Religious education subjected to 'rank discrimination'

#6  Postby Shrunk » Feb 24, 2014 3:48 pm

As a nation we consider RE to be sufficiently important to make it compulsory in schools, but it has developed an unwanted reputation as a wishy-washy, “Mickey Mouse” subject, like citizenship or media studies.


So maybe the comparison should be to the funding provided to those other "Mickey Mouse" subjects, rather than demanding parity with math, science, etc.
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