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Duel: Is it time to abolish faith schools?

Bastion of moral values or outdated aberration? Our panellists battle it out

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Is it time to abolish faith schools?


This year is the 70th anniversary of the Education Act which, among other things, established the system of state-funded religious schools we currently have in England. “Faith schools,” as they’ve come to be known, have since become a source of discrimination within our educational system that is out of step with today’s plural Britain and out of keeping with…

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