Education: Behind the Pagan headlines
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 @ 00:00
David Hampshire tells the true story about the RE syllabus in which Cornwall was sensationalised by parts of the media
IN APRIL, Cornwall found itself at the middle of a small storm, which rumbled on for some weeks. Not the usual ones we get from the Atlantic, but one created by a newspaper that had sent out a “fishing” Freedom of Information request to all local authorities in England.
The story concerned teaching about Paganism in Cornish schools, and readers could have been fooled into thinking we were bringing back human sacrifice — if we had ever had it. ...
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