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This article in The Guardian has caught my attention.
The article is centred around the fact that creationism will not be allowed to be taught in free schools, that science is science based on facts including evolution. Fabulous, I agree.
Of course I would also like to see that free schools, in fact ALL schools teach religious education that covers the broad spectrum of beliefs in all world faiths. Surely our children need to be taught varying beliefs, practices and views to be able to understand and be tolerant.
But that aside, what worries me in the article is one little sentence hidden away:
Teachers working at free schools will also not need to have formal teaching qualifications
Pardon me? Are you kidding? So these are state funded schools, that don't need qualified teachers?
Now surely that should be the headline!