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9-MASS-SCHOOL

Catholic schools combat sectarianism

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In most of the world, a Catholic education is seen as an unalloyed good. There is an appreciation that 2,000 years of educational experience have left the Church well placed to shape inquiring, thoughtful, effective adults. Yet in Scotland, where a quirk of Scots’ historical reluctance to have their children schooled alongside those of Irish immigrants has left a few 100 Catholic schools in the state sector, the attitude is more hostile. Not even the fact that they clearly outperform their denominational equivalent can dent the hostility. While there is never a shortage of critics desperate to claim Catholic schools ... continue reading.

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