We can’t build a shared society around segregated schools

Our education and schools officer examines the education proposals in the Government’s new integration strategy, arguing they should lead to a wider discussion of children’s rights and facing up to the religious segregation rife in education.

When we talk about ‘integration’ we are really talking about the ability to participate in a free and equal society. This ability is underpinned by rights, but without the positive value of participation, these rights are simply theoretical, stale and hollow.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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