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Not wanting your child brainwashed is supposedly elitist, according to Cllr Frank Durcan

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Mayo politician objects to

Bizarre stuff from the Mayo Cllr.

He is objecting to the building of an Educate Together school in Mayo on the basis that it is elitist.

I would argue that expecting a child to have a Baptism certificate to get a place in a school is even more elitist, and discriminatory.
 


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Mayo politician objects to

Bizarre stuff from the Mayo Cllr.

He is objecting to the building of an Educate Together school in Mayo on the basis that it is elitist.

I would argue that expecting a child to have a Baptism certificate to get a place in a school is even more elitist, and discriminatory.
Couldn't agree that they are elitist in practice, in their own heads probably, but not in any practical way.

If he went for generally a pain in the arse, I'm with him there, but he probably can't object to An Bord Pleanála on that basis.
 

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Durcan is a shyte stirrer always has been , but he is correct in saying all schools already educate together, plus marsh house would be another traffic jam in the making .
 

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He makes a sweeping assertion which I presume he wishes to apply to all ET schools. Has he visited all, has he evidence to support his assertions or is he just blowing on some conservative embers in the hope of a few votes?
 

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They may not be elitist but by god some of the parents are fierce smug :lol:
I had many the smug parent to deal with in various RC schools during my teaching days.
 

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He makes a sweeping assertion which I presume he wishes to apply to all ET schools. Has he visited all, has he evidence to support his assertions or is he just blowing on some conservative embers in the hope of a few votes?
they are after closing down a school 4 miles away could they not use that .
 

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This is a local "Christian" yokel garnering support amongst his shrinking cult after it "divested" a building that was unfit for purpose, typical ignorance from a rural nobody going nowhere.
 

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He makes a sweeping assertion which I presume he wishes to apply to all ET schools. Has he visited all, has he evidence to support his assertions or is he just blowing on some conservative embers in the hope of a few votes?
He is probably thinking that the school should be the new Community National School model apparently favoured by the government - run by the VEC effectively, which would still have faith formation classes for RCC kids, but other kids would get some other class I think while that is going on. Don't know if it could work - hard to see if you could have a class for Muslim kids, and a class for kids of atheist parents etc all running at the same time. Apparently there are about 8 of them already. I suppose the idea is that all the kids of the community are educated together, and the school caters for kids of all faiths and none. Sounds good if you could make it work, but could be practical difficulties.
 

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Maybe the car park couldn't handle the 4x4's?
And there we have it. The arrogant and ignorant belief among Xtians that non believers are materialistic snobs. Your day has come.
 

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And there we have it. The arrogant and ignorant belief among Xtians that non believers are materialistic snobs. Your day has come.
Nothing at all on the "arrogant and ignorant belief" among activist non believers that all who find them generally objectionable must themselves be believers.
:D
 

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Nothing at all on the "arrogant and ignorant belief" among activist non believers that all who find them generally objectionable must themselves be believers.
:D
You may have a point if I've never followed your postings in the past on such issues. :cool:
 

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Where did all the parents who are so concerned about their kids being brainwashed go to school I wonder ?
 

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they are after closing down a school 4 miles away could they not use that .

It's the sweeping nature of his assertion which bothers me. I have been in loads of ET schools and saw no general air of elitism. Most are run with the principles of inclusion , democracy, community engagement, respect and fairness to the fore.
 

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Where did all the parents who are so concerned about their kids being brainwashed go to school I wonder ?
We were taught in schools run by the same geriatric perverts, its not as if our parents had a choice either.
 

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He's probably the type of politician who has spent a lot of time at the funerals of people he's never met. The sooner all religion is eradicated from schools the better and I mean all religions in all schools. Religion should be taught outside of school hours and I'm seeing some of the happy clappy ''Christian'' churches getting involved in kids sports locally, not a good idea. If they want to take part in events that's fine, so long as it's not publicised as a religious group thing.
 

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