Alan Johnson’s making children worship

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  1. Margaret says:

    Since writing the above, the National Secular Society has reported a Government climb-down:

    The Government has accepted that it is almost certainly a breach of human rights to force pupils of 16 and over to attend collective worship in schools if it is against their conscience. It now intends to amend the law accordingly. At present, collective worship is mandatory in all schools, religious and otherwise, right up through sixth form colleges, unless parents specifically request their children to be excluded. In the House of Lords on Tuesday, Lord Adonis – Government spokesman for Education in the Lords – accepted the principle of allowing sixteen year olds and over to exempt themselves from worship in schools.

    Where does this leave the under-16s?

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