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Comment 19 JeffVader:

...What they can't accept is that Church schools ( Particularly RC ) are hugely popular with parents...

I think the point that's being made is that this popularity (due to good results) is entirely artificially produced (by allowing these schools to discriminate in ways in which other schools are specifically forbidden from discriminating). The test is that when an equally good non-sectarian school is available, parents prefer that by a large margin over the religious one. Religious schools are popular with the general public (ie. other than professed believers) entirely in spite of their religion, not because of it.

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:08:20 UTC | #925416