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Education: How to rescue RE

The teaching of RE in schools is being undermined. Ordinary teachers can help change that, argues Lat Blaylock

After the earthquake, wind, and fire came a still, small voice.

RELIGIOUS education has suffered under Michael Gove: the earthquake was the (now downgraded) English Baccalaureate, which undermined RE for 16-year-olds; the hurricane was being left out of the DfE's review of the curriculum; and dangerous fire has burned RE in new types of schools, such as academies and free schools, many of which have been unclear about their continuing responsibility to deliver RE for every ...

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