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Teachers in Victorian public schools will be given the legal right to discuss religion in the classroom, in a historic modification of legislation governing the state’s secular education system.

The Government intends to change the Education Act to recognise that teachers at senior levels already discuss religion when it is relevant to an area of study, giving the example of the Iraqi conflict.

Under the current legislation, drafted in 1872, government school teachers are banned from giving “any instruction other than secular”.

Link: State schools to be less secular.

 

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