NUT wants faith classes in schools, but not army recruiters
The National Union of Teachers has been having its conference, where teachers were inconsistent in their attitudes towards religion and the military.
Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers’ leaders have said.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.
The NUT said parents had a right to have specific schooling in their own faith, if that was what they wanted.
NUT members are against faith schools, they say (so are we), but then they suggest allowing religious instruction on school premises? This is ironic, as within a day or two the NUT’s members …
Young people must be given a true picture of Army life, not a “marketised version”, the National Union of Teachers conference heard.
So, religious propaganda is OK, but not military propaganda?