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    Please can you list some reasons for why they shouldn't and should, preferably strong arguments as I am planning a debate tomorrow
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    No. They are better run than other schools & are very popular with parents.
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    Why they should be banned:
    1. Stops kids from different religions form integrating with each other
    2. Some learn from a very narrow curriculum (There have been cases in Jewish schools in London, who where found to not be teaching maths and English).
    3. Can be hard to regulate.
    4. May teach a distorted view of science.
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    I believe not as some parents may want their children to learn about their faith and faith schools provide such oppurtunities and when they grow older they themselves can then decide if that is the right way of life or not. I went to a Catholic school with atheist and those of all religions and got to see which is the right choice, they also teach you to look everything in a balanced view so I believe they really do not brainwash or force you to believe in anything, it actually helps you to decide what is best suited for you.
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    (Original post by WannabeOxfoMedic)
    I believe not as some parents may want their children to learn about their faith and faith schools provide such oppurtunities and when they grow older they themselves can then decide if that is the right way of life or not. I went to a Catholic school with atheist and those of all religions and got to see which is the right choice, they also teach you to look everything in a balanced view so I believe they really do not brainwash or force you to believe in anything, it actually helps you to decide what is best suited for you.
    Hey, thanks for the reply along with the other two above, I personally attend a Catholic school at the moment, ready for my GCSE's and it's quite controversial the way they speak of both religion, and the constant thought of "The Big Bang" Despite it being really interesting. There is yet a plethora of ideas which i question very inquisitively nearly every day of school, and it's really interesting viewing your opinon, will definitely include it in my debate.
    I greatly appreciate your view, thanks a lot,

    George
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    Why should they be banned? Their curriculum should be inspected and held to the same standard as other schools but they shouldn't be banned...
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    (Original post by George Jesus)
    Hey, thanks for the reply along with the other two above, I personally attend a Catholic school at the moment, ready for my GCSE's and it's quite controversial the way they speak of both religion, and the constant thought of "The Big Bang" Despite it being really interesting. There is yet a plethora of ideas which i question very inquisitively nearly every day of school, and it's really interesting viewing your opinon, will definitely include it in my debate.
    I greatly appreciate your view, thanks a lot,

    George
    No problem bud, please do
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    (Original post by WannabeOxfoMedic)
    No problem bud, please do
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    (Original post by George Jesus)
    Please can you list some reasons for why they shouldn't and should, preferably strong arguments as I am planning a debate tomorrow
    Children are susceptible to not questioning, or even copying, the opinions of authority figures. Faith schools are not critical of their religious content, as they would be in history lessons. There is also the issue of group worship when children have not had impartial material presented to them, and are not old enough to make their own mind-up on what they believe.

    Schools should be about teaching things we know to be true, not the, unevidences, opinions of a particular religious group. Finally, there's the issue of what constitutes a religion. For example, does it include segregation of the sexes? Religious dress?
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    also consider the argument that faith schools should not be banned, but should not receive government funding. (they should be privatised) I suppose it could be seen as meeting in the middle.
 
 
 
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