Sunday, 3 May 2009

A Catholic Education?

Ches at the Sensible Bond has an excellent post musing on the possibilities afforded by the Church relinquishing voluntary aided status of Catholic schools. He suggests, in other words, that the Church should withdraw funding and leave the State to get on with it. After all, with the National Curriculum and all the "compulsory" bits the Government wants to impose, the Church has precious little to say on the matter anyway. So, fine... if the Government wants it, let the Government pay for it... and for the buildings and the land the buildings are on...

For a start, he suggests, parents will be given back the responsibility for the religious education of their children...

So, how likely is that to happen?

Oh look up there: there's a 'flu carrier with wings...

3 comments:

Ches said...

Well, I do aver its complete absurdity. I was just toying with that bit of blue space!

Incidentally, on the topic of flu, did you hear about the blonde who phoned up her husband to say she was very low on petrol but was afraid to go to the petrol station because of swine flu?

'You daft thing,' he said kindly, 'it's in Mexico. Not Texaco!'

puellapaschalis said...

Let's start up our own independent Catholic school ;)

Volpius Leonius said...

If enough Catholic parents wanted to set up real catholic schools it could be done, that's how we got Catholic schools in this country in the first place long before the government would help.

My great granddad helped physically build the Catholic Primary school I went to.

It can be done.

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