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The axing of Special RE in Victoria's state schools will drive some state school parents to enrol their children in denominational schools. This, in turn, will pressurise state and Commonwealth authorities to increase the proportion of their funding to religious non-government schools, and conversely to decrease their funding of state schools as their numbers plummet, thereby reinforcing the logic that children should be equally funded regardless of the schools in which their parents enrol them. Such an overarching principle underpins the 'equal' funding of secular and religious schools in most developed, pluralistic OECD polities, such as the UK, all of Western Europe and New Zealand. In this instance, the extreme Victorian secularists have not only kicked an own goal but inadvertently triggered an impetus for Australians to align our school-funding policies with those of most of the OECD, in which it is private schooling, rather than religious schooling, that isn't publicly funded.
South Australian public schools have not had compulsory RE in a long, long time. Nobody has suffered as a result. However, study in an area is worthwhile if it brings understanding in that area. So, why not study ALL forms of religion? Limiting yourself to one point of view has never been at the foundation of a good education.
I guess the obvious question is why does it always fall to the female staff members to take full responsibility for their kids? Surely this is a much broader discussion than being overlooked for roles due to gender. Supportive partners are essential in being able to function in a leadership role. On the issue of gender, having worked for both female and male principals I have to say there were outstanding leaders and fairly ordinary leaders of both sexes.
That comment resonated too much. Thank you
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