This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.


← Countless millions of taxpayers’ money spent on discrimination in schools

Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Alan4discussion

Comment 7 by f1vnc

It's also a bummer for teachers. Normal secular teachers are effectively blocked from applying to 50% of all UK schools for, say, promotion, unless they're ..

I know of one (lapsed) Catholic teacher who applied for a Deputy Head job at an RC school and got it (by lying through his teeth). After a couple of years, he then escaped back to rationality as the Head of a proper school, where he had plenty of amusing tales to tell.

There is also a knock on effect in that if a teacher has been appointed and promoted on the basis of religious discrimination, rather than merit, they can then use their experience in a promoted position to apply for senior posts (eg headships, deputy-headships) elsewhere in the system.

The UK education system can often produce good results because of the efforts of particular people, in-spite of some of the systems politicians have put in place.

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:00:53 UTC | #925412