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Caldecote Towers Immanuel College, a private Jewish school in Hertfordshire. L.hammerlit (talk)/wikimedia

Why Jewish faith schools are so popular

Good results and issues of identity drive attendance of Jewish schools – it's not all down to religious beliefs.
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…
Al-Furqan Muslim school in Birmingham has been grant-maintained since 1998. David Jones/PA Archive

Faith schools are part of the answer, not the problem

It would take a “bold secretary of state” to argue for more faith schools in Britain, wrote Newsnight’s policy editor Chris Cook commenting on the so-called Trojan Horse storm about Islamist extremists…
Al-Madina free school governor Abdullah Shahjan was told his school was disfunctional. Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Can an Islamic education produce critical thinking?

The closure of the secondary section of the Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be celebrated by those who oppose free schools and what are euphemistically labelled “faith” schools. Whatever the stated…

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