Teaching creationism would lose a free school tax payer funding in England

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Teaching creationism would lose a free school tax payer funding in England

 

"Any attempt to present as fact the view that God made the world could lead to new free schools losing their funding under government changes.

The new rules state that from 2013, all free schools in England must teach evolution as a "comprehensive and coherent scientific theory". The move follows scientists' concerns that free schools run by creationists might avoid teaching evolution.

Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, said it was "delighted". Sir Paul told BBC News the previous rules on free schools and the teaching of evolution versus creationism had been "not tight enough"."
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20547195  

 

 

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 And sanity prevails for

 And sanity prevails for now..

 

In practise it may be a different kettle of fish though.. especially as 4 months ago the education secretary gave his approval for creationist free schools.. the nutter.

 

 

 


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Those religious character

Those religious character schools will try to find ways around, avoiding key words.

 

As Gridon Hall free school stated as a policy:

 

“We believe that God, as sovereign Lord of the universe, is capable of creating the world in a few 24-hour days… We will teach creation as a scientific theory and we will always affirm very clearly our position as Christians, ie that Christians believe that God’s creation of the world is not just a theory but a fact with eternal consequences for our planet and for every person who has ever lived on it. We will affirm that to believe in God’s creation of the world is an entirely respectable position scientifically and rationally.”

https://homoeconomicusnet.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/god-is-not-a-fact-science-education-in-free-schools/

 

 

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GodsUseForAMosquito wrote:

 And sanity prevails for now..

 

In practise it may be a different kettle of fish though.. especially as 4 months ago the education secretary gave his approval for creationist free schools.. the nutter.

 

 

 

Wouldn't have guessed the UK would have that many creationists or creationists schools for that matter. I guess I was getting my hopes up too high, when I thought it was just a tiny lunatic fringe over here in the States that asribed to that belief.

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It is a tiny lunatic fringe

It is a tiny lunatic fringe over here really. There are 25,000 schools here, and we're talking just a handful that would want to teach creationism. The point is that they are state schools run by the taxpayers' money. There are many private schools that have somewhat more esoteric teaching points of view.. hell we even have a Scientologist school over here..

Generally though, the UK is thankfully sensible about this kind of stuff, at least compared to the US...