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Creationism banned from NEW academies

Postby Brian Jordan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:34 pm

OK, so why can existing academies teach creationism as science?
All new converter academies will be banned from teaching creationism and be obliged to give lessons about evolution, according to a new government document.

The schools will also have to promote principles that support “fundamental British values”, including respect for democracy and equality, a move understood to be aimed at countering extremism.

The changes, contained within a new “model funding agreement” for academies and free schools, will counteract criticisms from secularist campaigners who complained that legal loopholes left children vulnerable to religious and political indoctrination in school.

The move will bring new academies into line with free schools which have already been explicitly banned from teaching creationism for the past two years.

The reforms ban new academies from teaching any view or theory as evidence-based “if it is contrary to established scientific or historical evidence and explanations” in any subject. Evolution must be taught “as a comprehensive, coherent and extensively evidenced theory”, the new document says.
http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/04/02/creationism-and-extremism-targeted-as-new-rules-for-academies-are-published.aspx
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