Thursday, July 29, 2010

Atheists 'could set up free schools'

Atheist state schools could be established under the Government’s education reforms, Michael Gove has said.

Michael Gove insisted he would not stand in the way of plans for 
atheist state schools
The Education Secretary said he would be "interested" to look at proposals for non-religious schools from figures such Professor Richard Dawkins.
Prof Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, said last month that he approved of the idea of setting up a "free-thinking” school.

The comments follow the publication of Coalition plans to give parents' groups, teachers and charities powers to open their own schools at taxpayers' expense...

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