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Keeping the faith schools?



This debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas interrogates the backlash against faith schools, which are accused of creating an escape route for privileged parents to avoid the general crisis in education and the goal of diversity in non-selective schools. Should a secular society provide public resources for faith schools? Is admission selection based on religious worship and supporting traditional Enlightenment values of religious tolerance and parental autonomy contradictory?

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Accord at the Battle of Ideas   | Accord Coalition said:

[…] Sunday (October 19th) Accord took part in a faith schools debate (recording here) at the annual Battle of Ideas conference, held at The Barbican in central London. Speaking for […]