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hairybreeks's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by hairybreeks

My son no longer wasted time in his years 10 & 11 on learning something he had no use of ...

The implication is that we should only be taught things we will later 'have use of'. Well, I have no use of ancient history, Latin, geography, chemistry and several other subjects, including, yes, religion, but I value these subjects as part of my general education and upbringing. Have we forgotten the recent announcement about Michael Gove's 'Bible in every school', and Richard's excellent retort? I believe that if we don't teach religion to our children then they will grow up ignorant of 'faith' and vulnerable to exploitation by religious groups. Provided, of course, that we don't actually teach them that these things are 'true'.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:56:35 UTC | #945877