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Education: It’s time for the Church to face the facts

by David Rossdale

THE Government’s academies pro­gramme, in which the Church of Eng­land’s educa­tion arm is increas­ingly enmeshed, has been called a revolution. That may be an overstatement, but it is certainly a paradigm shift in this highly political sphere of public life. It also calls for a fresh mindset in the Church, both na­tionally and locally, in relation to its schools.

The General Synod has declared, time and again, that schools are at the centre of the ...

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