A poll commissioned by The Challenge showing public support for school children mixing with pupils from different backgrounds to their own was featured in a leader article in The Observer on Sunday December 6th. Reporting on findings by the ‘Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life’, The Observer considered the role of religion in the education system and its impact on social segregation. You can read the leader article here.
The leader article gave support to a policy proposed by Jon Yates in a recent blog for Times Red Box. You can read Jon’s blog here. In the blog, Jon argues that we should look to Northern Ireland’s Shared Education Programme for lessons on the promotion of social integration in our schools.