Education

Religious interference in the public school system

This article is based on extracts from the new report, Teaching not preaching: Making our public schools secular. The extracts …

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Give schools a real choice on secular school chaplains

New federal Education Minister Jason Clare has announced a change to the National School Chaplaincy Program to allow schools to …

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What’s so offensive about secularism?

Demonising secularism has become something of a sport for the religious right in the United States. Secularists are routinely painted …

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Why God has no place in public schools

As I sat in my classrooms at Frenchs Forest Public, Chatswood Public and Forest High, dreaming about my future, I …

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112 years on, Religious Instruction remains controversial in Queensland

The genesis – pun intended – of Religious Instruction (RI) in Queensland state schools has its roots in a 1910 …

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Building political knowledge is in our nation’s interest

ASIO’s Annual Threat Assessment delivered last week by its Director-General, Mike Burgess, shed light on the organisation’s national security priorities. …

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How the school chaplaincy program crosses a line

Last month, as Queensland stepped up its efforts to vaccinate children before the start of the school year as the …

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The resignation of Peter Boghossian: What it shows about academic illiberalism

Peter Boghossian is a philosopher and teacher of critical thinking and ethics. He is an old friend of several members …

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On prescriptiveness

The ‘RSA Daily’, expertly and conscientiously compiled by Meredith Doig, reaches my email each weekday morning at a time proving …

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