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Postby Brian Jordan » Thu May 28, 2015 2:31 pm

Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure

Pupils at Durham Free School were taught creationism during science lessons, according to newspaper Schools Week.

The school, which has already been ordered to close by the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been accused of harbouring "prejudiced views" of children from other faiths that went unchallenged by teachers.

A teacher at the school reportedly asked Year 7 pupils to complete a worksheet as part of their science homework that stated: “Only the Earth has life on it. God has designed the solar system so that the Earth can support life.”

Any school, academy or free school that is found to teach Creationism as a scientific fact would be in breach of the law and its funding agreement.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/creationism-taught-at-durham-free-school-10080714.html
The school is considering seeking a judicial review.
Thanks to Paul Braterman for the link
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Re: Durham Free School to close

Postby cathy » Thu May 28, 2015 8:36 pm

Whilst it's brilliant news that it's closing - it should never really have ever opened. All that money wasted on something that was doomed to fail.
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