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From the article:

Commenting on the proposals, Michael Gove says that ‘I don’t think we should interpret what’s happening as some kind of clerical takeover. It’s not like the dissolution of the monasteries being reversed with our children’s education being placed in the hands of monks and abbots. The truth is that CofE schools are generally popular and the direction of travel we want to go is to give more responsibility to schools that have proven successful.’

I live in the US.

I feel for you folks, for two reasons (at least):

  1. "State-funded" essentially means that the British government, with one hand, gives the finger to those who oppose this religious takeover...while, with the other hand, picks your pocket for the money, with which it will operate it.

  2. Michael Gove, as Secretary of Education, is a complete twit to think that the Church of England doesn't have ulterior motives...or won't attempt to indoctrinate students with religious beliefs, with this new-found power.

Sheer lunacy.

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:22:19 UTC | #905533