No more faith schools, says education chief

A CHURCH of Scotland minister and education leader has sparked fury by calling for no more faith schools to be set up in Scotland.

The Rev Ewan Aitken, the education spokesman for the local authority umbrella group COSLA, claimed that creating more faith schools would be “a step back for us as a nation” because it would discourage diversity within the education system.

However, he stopped short of calling for Catholic schools to be abolished, claiming they were part of Scotland’s history and should be retained.

Last night, his comments were described as “intellectually incoherent” by campaigners who are trying to set up state-funded Muslim schools.

Mr Aitken, the education leader of City of Edinburgh Council, said:

“The problem is that, no matter how hard we try, if we create more faith schools we will compartmentalise that gift of diverse understandings of how the world is, and not share it.

Mere på Scotsman  via DemocracyFrontline

Smart fyr ham Aitken. Med PC-sprog prøver han på at forhindre PC’ernes projekt. Måske skulle de danske biskopper der er i UK tage sig en snak med ham.

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