More media coverage of Durham Free School (updated 6/3/15)

The Independent reports (Durham Free School: ‘Creationism taught at’ free school facing closure) that not only did they teach creationism (see Doomed Durham Free School taught Intelligent Design Creationism and Durham Free School creationism), but that:

The school, which has already been ordered to close by the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been accused of harbouring “prejudiced views” of children from other faiths that went unchallenged by teachers.

I suppose this is not unconnected with handing control of teaching children to a group advocating a particular religious bent.

Jonny Scaramanga’s blog article about the teacher involved in this episode of teaching creationism (State-funded school in Durham, England employed a creationist science teacher) is well worth reading.

Update 6/3/15 – Jonny Scaramanga has been doing a bit of digging and finds links between Durham Free School and a network of schools in the North East that seem to have a bit of a track record in teaching creationism. (What happens when creationism sneaks into a UK classroom?). Worth reading.

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