In Canada, the goverment assists in paying for all chinese schools, Jewish schools, Hindu schools, Muslim schools, christian, ect. Now, isnt this policy wrong? Why should people seperate their children over race and religon? I attend a public school, and we are taught to understand each race. In those schools, all you learn and work with, is those of similar aspects as yourself.
Canada calls itself a Mosiac of cultures, while the U.S. is a melting pot. It seems to me, most that reciently immigrate don't even consider themselves Canadian, but Chinese, Indian, ect.
I support France's move to force teachers of muslim schools to force the teachers to speak French. All those who immigrate should consider themselves French, not Algerian, Muslim, ect.
Gotta agree with you. What possible advantage does secular schooling provide? It just raises children with an "us and them" mentality. The only problem with the French goverment's approach (which overall, I support) is that you run the danger of washing away identity and individuality, possibly imposing the government's own ideals. However I find that unrealistic.
Secularity boils down to segregation. We shoould not be supporting the indoctrination of children, based on the background of their parents - but nor should we be erasing it. Instead, aspects of all existing cultures should be celebrated and shared- creating a new, more accomodating youth culture.
I don't agree with state relgious schools. I think that it is unfair. In some areas the best schools are religious and you are discriminating against people who are not of that religion by not letting them get the best education possible. I think that only private sector schools should be allowed to be religious.
Multi-culturalism is doomed to failure - a nation needs one dominant culture/language or else it will eventually be torn apart by its divisions. It is Multi-ethnicism that is achievable.