Tuesday, 23 August 2005

Most "oppose" faith schools

A survey commissioned by the Guardian has shown that most British people oppose the establishment of faith schools.

Most faith schools in the UK at present are Christian (either C of E or Catholic). However, some MP's have criticised the concept of faith schools for undermining "social cohesion" in British society.

Really, what is wrong with their being Islamic, Buddhist or Hindu faith schools? If anything, they shouldn't be administered by the state. All education should be privately funded and maintained. State-run education is based on force and clearly violates the non-aggression principle. In a libertarian society, schools should be free to teach what they please, without the government pushing its values onto children and parents.