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Labour’s Tristram Hunt has come under fire for suggesting nuns are not good teachers. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Faith schools are not brimming with unqualified teachers

On BBC Question Time on February 5, Labour’s shadow education minister Tristram Hunt made a remark appearing to link weak, unqualified teachers to religious education, specifically Catholic schooling provided…
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Markets alone don’t raise standards in private schools

As the coalition government’s free schools continue to stir heated debate, the problem of how to maintain and raise standards and quality is front and centre. To tackle it, MPs have been looking more and…
Park View School is at the centre of the allegations. Joe Giddens/PA

Ofsted’s future at stake after Trojan Horse scandal

The recent furore around the so-called Trojan Horse plot, which has seen 25 Birmingham schools being investigated over fears of a takeover by radical Muslims, raises wider issues for the already beleaguered…
Amid the constant debate about Religious Instruction in schools, what does the law say?

Explainer: what the law says about Religious Instruction in schools

In recent weeks the issue of the religious content of Australian education has been hotly debated. Last week The Age reported the latest development. Principals in several Victorian state schools had ceased…
Are government schools the place to proselytise? Adrian Rotolo/Flickr

It’s time to expel religious extremism from schools

Some Victorian principals have taken the decision to axe religious instruction (RI) from their schools. Many believe this move is long-overdue and should be replicated nationwide. Over the past few years…
Christopher Pyne says students need to be taught ‘the significance of Judeo-Christian values’ to Australia, but where in the discourse did ‘Judeo-Christian’ come from? AAP/Dave Hunt

Curriculum review: where did ‘Judeo-Christian’ come from?

Education minister Christopher Pyne has copped it from the Left with both barrels for demanding that the Australian education curriculum teach students “the significance of Judeo-Christian values to our…

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