Key Quotes - Education

Key Quotes - Education

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Last update: Tuesday 16th July
 
The Local Government Association has joined calls to introduce mandatory sex ed in all schools, claiming that lack of sex education is to blame for the "shockingly high" number of sexually transmitted infections in young people, which can cause infertility later on in life.
EducationChristian Concern - 17th February 2017
 
9 in 10 UK universities are now restricting free speech in some way, according to a survey by online magazine Spiked. 64% now actively censor speech, and 31% stifle speech through excessive regulation, indicating a steady rise in censorship over the past three years, the report claims.
EducationChristian Concern - 17th February 2017
 
The UK is still lagging behind leading countries at education, and has made little progress since results three years ago. The UK is behind Vietnam, Poland and Estonia.
EducationThe Sentinel - 7th December 2016
 
Seven in ten 11-15 year-olds believe 'age-appropriate' sex and relationships education (SRE) would better protect them from sexual predators online, according to a new report by children's charity Barnardo's. Barnardo's is currently pushing for the introduction of mandatory SRE in schools.
EducationChristian Concern - 13th January 2017
 
One year after the government consultation on out-of-school educational settings – which would include Sunday schools and other church activities – the government have confirmed it remains their plan to introduce a system of regulation. The government plans would require registration with the threat of inspection looming for any setting where children attend teaching or training for more than six hours in a week, even if that only occurs once a year.
EducationEvangelical Alliance - 12th January 2016
 
The number of pupils studying GCSE Religious Education in Education and Wales is at its highest level since 2002. There were 284,057 entries on the full course this year, up 0.1 percent on 2015. The rise comes as the overall number of GCSE entries across all subjects is down by 0.5 percent.
EducationYouthwork - October 2016
 
A guidebook advising against using the terms 'boys' and 'girls' in case of offending 'transgender' pupils will be distributed to schools around Britain. 'Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?' has been published by LGBT pressure group Educate and Celebrate, which is being funded by the government.
EducationChristian Concern - 16th December 2016
 
The number of medical school places will increase by 25 per cent from 2018 under plans to make England ‘self-sufficient’ in training doctors. The Government's plan will see an expansion in training places from 6000 to 7500 a year.
EducationThe Sentinel - 5th October 2016
 
Asking children to attend Christian assemblies undermines their human rights, according to a United Nations committee.
A new report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expresses ‘concern’ that pupils in the UK are legally required to take part in a daily act of collective worship, which is ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’. David Burrowes MP described the criticism as ‘ludicrous’ and said the Government can ‘respectfully put those kind of reports in the bin.’
EducationEvangelicals Now – July 2016
 
Around 40 primary schools in England have introduced ‘gender neutral’ uniform policies that support boys wearing skirts.
EducationThe Christian Institute - 17th June 2016
 
The UK has been undermining the human rights of children by making them attend school assemblies, with collective acts of worship, according to a United Nations Committee report.
EducationChristian Concern - 10th June 2016
 
The guarantee of a place for parents on the governing board of academy trusts is to be scrapped under Government plans. Yesterday, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan unveiled a white paper on education which proposed widespread changes.
EducationThe Christian Institute - 18th March 2016
 
Parents have given a cautious welcome to plans to test every primary school leaver on their knowledge of time tables. Under the Government’s new guidelines, children will be assessed on tables up to 12 x 12 to make sure they are confident with their sums.
EducationThe Sentinel - February 12th 2016
 
In January, the Scottish Parliament rejected a bid to make the teaching of LGBT topics a statutory requirement in all schools. In August 2015, homosexual lobby group, Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), called for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Government to enforce a pro-LGBT agenda in schools.
EducationEvangelicals Now - March 2016
 
Schools in England are being judged on the basis of raw GCSE results for the final time as new methods of ranking achievement will be introduced. From next year schools will be measured on a broader range of results across eight subjects.
EducationThe Sentinel - 22nd January 2016
 
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