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The Crusade For Good Education

by | 14th, March 2006

‘TIME has ticked by and baby is now ready for school. Problem is that the local private institution is too dear and, according to the league tables, the state comprehensive is in the relegation zone.

Keith and Joyce would do anything to get their Armani into school

Luckily, there is the Church of England school. As the Times reports, faith schools represent 18 per cent of all secondaries, but 42 per cent of the top 200. It’s an easy choice.

And so off Hannah Feinberg goes, to join Mustapha Islam, Philomena Murphy and other mums and dads keen to do right by their kids at the vicar’s flower arranging class.

They know that the local Church of England school offers the best state education in their area, and such is the points system of entry, they need to prove their Christian credentials by attending Church and doing Churchy things.

But what else can they do? Should they profess a firm belief in creationism? What about muttering about a Papist plot and a Jewish conspiracy? Getting it right is no easy matter.

So the Telegraph says that the Archbishop of Canterbury will tell the National Church Schools conference that he wants to standardise admissions criteria across the Church’s 4,700 schools.

As Canon John Hall, the Church

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