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Monday, 14 March 2011

Secular schools would be better

Most citizens can only but sympathise with councillors and council officers as they try to organise an agreed solution for the overcrowding at St Joseph's Roman Catholic primary school alongside the spare capacity at Broomhouse non-denominational primary school on the campus that the two schools share.
How much more preferable and easier it would be if the Scottish Parliament changed the law so that there could be just one school on the site with children of diverse faiths and none happily mingling and leaving religious imagery, religious teaching and worship to home and church if desired by their parents.

Letter published in the Edinburgh Evening News 11 March 2011