Friday, 13 July 2012

Michael Gove funds his first Creationist School

News is emerging that Exemplar Academy, a rebranded failed creationist application in Newark last year, has been given approved Free School Status.

They have apparently satisfied Mr Gove and his team despite that fact that the previous application was rejected for the following reasons;
The Secretary of State carefully considered your application, the views and beliefs of your organisation as set out in your application, your responses at interview and information about your organisation available in the public domain. He was unable to accept that an organisation with creationist beliefs could prevent these views being reflected in the teaching in the school and in its other activities. It is his firm view that the teaching of creationist views as a potentially valid alternative theory is not acceptable in a 21st century state funded school.
They changed the name of the school and the church is no longer named as the sponsoring organisation.

If you thought there was a fuss about the Gian't Causeway, stand by for the next few weeks.

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