A very funny article, which if it weren’t so spot on illustrative of the nature of SRI in Victoria’s schools would be funny. This parent experienced, and expresses what so many parents encounter – her five year old child, plunked down in front of a CRE teacher who is there for one reason: to have a go at her child.
The schools sit there and are mute while this nonsense goes on. Most families can’t fathom that the schools would let this quackery go on – but every week hundreds of thousands of kids get this same going over by a well meaning, but totally non education minded person in Victoria’s schools.
Also, for many parents, religion is not “like Santa Claus” – many people have devout and serious religious beliefs, just not the same religious traditions that the SRI teachers have.