The Christian Institute - Education News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/education The latest education news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:57:04 +0000 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:57:04 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Humanists’ contradictions revealed by school assembly case https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanists-contradictions-revealed-by-school-assembly-case/ Parents backed by a humanist lobby group have been given permission by the High Court to challenge daily acts of Christian worship in state schools.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:08:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanists-contradictions-revealed-by-school-assembly-case/
PM defies parents to back compulsory LGBT lessons https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-defies-parents-to-back-compulsory-lgbt-lessons/ Prime Minister Theresa May has commended compulsory Relationships Education for primary school children despite parents’ opposition.

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Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:56:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-defies-parents-to-back-compulsory-lgbt-lessons/
Pupil who said there are only two genders suspended https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pupil-who-said-there-are-only-two-genders-suspended/ A teenage boy has sparked a debate about free speech after he was thrown out of class for saying there are only two genders.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:25:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pupil-who-said-there-are-only-two-genders-suspended/
Canada: Six-year-old taught 'no such thing as boys and girls' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-six-year-old-taught-no-such-thing-as-boys-and-girls/ The parents of a six-year-old girl have filed a human rights complaint after her teacher told her “there is no such thing as boys and girls”.

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Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:44:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-six-year-old-taught-no-such-thing-as-boys-and-girls/
Academics urge universities to sever links with 'anti-scientific' Stonewall https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academics-urge-universities-to-sever-links-with-anti-scientific-stonewall/ More than 30 academics say educational freedom is being stifled by homosexual lobby group Stonewall.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:31:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academics-urge-universities-to-sever-links-with-anti-scientific-stonewall/
Ofsted chief dismissive of parental school opt-out https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-dismissive-of-parental-school-opt-out/ Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman has appeared to reject the idea of parental opt-outs – despite them having operated for decades.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:59:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-dismissive-of-parental-school-opt-out/
Esther McVey hounded over support for parental rights https://www.christian.org.uk/news/esther-mcvey-hounded-over-support-for-parental-rights/ Former Cabinet minister Esther McVey has come under fire for backing the right of parents to withdraw their children from Relationships Education at primary school.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:15:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/esther-mcvey-hounded-over-support-for-parental-rights/
Axe religious studies but promote LGBT issues, says gay mag chief https://www.christian.org.uk/news/axe-religious-studies-but-promote-lgbt-issues-says-gay-mag-chief/ Studying religion should be consigned to “extra-curricular lessons” and faith schools are an “outdated concept”, the editor-in-chief of an LGBT magazine says.

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Fri, 31 May 2019 10:28:32 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/axe-religious-studies-but-promote-lgbt-issues-says-gay-mag-chief/
Union boss 'blocks' women for opposing transgender ideology https://www.christian.org.uk/news/union-boss-blocks-women-for-opposing-transgender-ideology/ The new General Secretary of the University and College Union has sparked controversy for refusing to hear views questioning radical transgender ideology.

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Fri, 31 May 2019 07:59:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/union-boss-blocks-women-for-opposing-transgender-ideology/
Parents protesting LGBT lessons branded 'extremists' by MP https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-protesting-lgbt-lessons-branded-extremists-by-mp/ A Birmingham MP has branded parents ‘extremists’ for protesting against controversial LGBT lessons at a local primary school.

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Thu, 30 May 2019 13:10:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-protesting-lgbt-lessons-branded-extremists-by-mp/
Oz school apologises over LGBT non-uniform day https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/ A school in Australia has apologised for asking pupils to pay extra money to not wear multi-coloured clothing at a non-uniform day.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/
MP under fire for questioning LGBT teaching for 4-year-olds https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-under-fire-for-questioning-lgbt-teaching-for-4-year-olds/ A Birmingham MP who raised concerns about the “age appropriateness” of four and five-year-olds learning about LGBT issues has faced a barrage of criticism.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 08:02:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-under-fire-for-questioning-lgbt-teaching-for-4-year-olds/
Controversial sex-ed curriculum approved in California https://www.christian.org.uk/news/controversial-sex-ed-curriculum-approved-in-california/ Parents in California are objecting to a new sex education curriculum issued by the state’s Department of Education.

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Wed, 15 May 2019 14:54:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/controversial-sex-ed-curriculum-approved-in-california/
Govt U-turn protects teachers' freedom to disagree with same-sex marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-u-turn-protects-teachers-freedom-to-disagree-with-same-sex-marriage/ The Government has revised draft guidance which effectively banned disagreement with same-sex marriage in independent schools across England.

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Mon, 13 May 2019 15:48:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-u-turn-protects-teachers-freedom-to-disagree-with-same-sex-marriage/
Law protecting free speech on college campuses passed in Oklahoma https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oklahoma-passes-law-protecting-free-speech-on-college-campuses/ The US state of Oklahoma has passed a law protecting students’ rights to free speech.

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Thu, 02 May 2019 15:36:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oklahoma-passes-law-protecting-free-speech-on-college-campuses/
School dismisses Christian over Facebook LGBT posts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/school-dismisses-christian-over-facebook-lgbt-posts/ A Christian school assistant has been dismissed after she shared two posts on Facebook challenging pro-LGBT education.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:50:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/school-dismisses-christian-over-facebook-lgbt-posts/
Govt stresses: Primary kids should be taught about LGBT issues https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-stresses-primary-kids-should-be-taught-about-lgbt-issues/ Education Secretary Damian Hinds has reiterated the Government’s desire that schools should teach young children about LGBT issues.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:32:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-stresses-primary-kids-should-be-taught-about-lgbt-issues/
Parents challenge trans 'toolkit' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-challenge-trans-toolkit/ Concerned parents have joined forces to persuade Oxfordshire County Council to withdraw its ‘Trans Toolkit’ from local schools.

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:46:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-challenge-trans-toolkit/
Govt unveils plan for home school register https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-unveils-plan-for-home-school-register/ Parents who educate their children at home would have to register their activities with the Government, under new plans.

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:35:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-unveils-plan-for-home-school-register/
Welsh Govt could follow England in scrapping parents' sex ed right to withdraw https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-could-follow-england-in-scrapping-parents-sex-ed-right-to-withdraw/ The right of parents to withdraw children from Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) could be scrapped under new plans from the Welsh Government.

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Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:30:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-could-follow-england-in-scrapping-parents-sex-ed-right-to-withdraw/