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Christian fundamentalist schools ‘performed exorcisms on children and beat pupils in religious rituals’: Should private schools have to follow a certain curriculum?

Christian fundamentalist schools ‘performed exorcisms on children and beat pupils in religious rituals’: Should private schools have to follow a certain curriculum?
  • Yes, private schools should have to follow a certain curriculum.

    Yes, private schools should have to follow a certain curriculum in order to prevent schools from taking their children back in time, essentially. Schools that teach creationism should not be allowed to do so. There must be science and math in every school. Otherwise, the future generations will not be as educated.

  • It shouldn't involve beatings.

    Christian schools should have to follow a very basic curriculum that does not allow them to beat their students. It isn't too much to ask a school not to abuse students at school. This should be true for public and private schools alike. Basic human rights should be followed in every school, because a child doesn't have a choice of where a parent sends them to school.

  • Not curriculum, guidelines

    No, private schools should not have to follow a certain curriculum. If school are using a government-mandated curriculum, they are not different than public schools. HOWEVER, all schools should definitely be subject to certain guidelines. Abuse is abuse, no matter where it takes place, and it should be punished by law.

  • No- that's not the solution

    Government curriculum is sh*ty and will destroy their educations, a real solution is to arrest these fiends who beat on their students The issue is religious cooks, not private educations or ones that are better than public school. G g g g g g gg g g g g g

  • No, they should not

    These schools don't receive government funding. Therefore, to force a secular curriculum on these schools would be a violation of that separation of church and state which atheists oh so love to emphasise. I agree that some things should count as genuine abuse regardless of what school does them, and that private schools should teach science and math like any other school (though this shouldn't mean forcing a pro-evolution curriculum on them). But a regime which strips private religious schools of their ability to operate freely is no better than the Soviet regime that ruled Eurasia from 1922 to 1991.

  • No, they should not

    These schools don't receive government funding. Therefore, to force a secular curriculum on these schools would be a violation of that separation of church and state which atheists oh so love to emphasise. I agree that some things should count as genuine abuse regardless of what school does them, and that private schools should teach science and math like any other school (though this shouldn't mean forcing a pro-evolution curriculum on them). But a regime which strips private religious schools of their ability to operate freely is no better than the Soviet regime that ruled Eurasia from 1922 to 1991.

  • No, they should not.

    That is the point of private schools for better or for worse. They still have to follow local laws regarding child abuse and the like, but they do not have to follow a certian curriculum because that is part of the reason parents chose those schools. They should have the freedom to be independent.


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