Religious education is vital to our children's development
Published 05/04/2011 | 05:00
Just when we are looking for some decent leadership from our newly elected politicians, which will set the country on some sort of a sound footing, what do we get?
The big contribution from Education Minister Ruairi Quinn is an attempt to decimate religious education in schools.
A removal of the 30 minutes of religious study daily will do very little to improve the reading or writing skills of the student but will serve to strip them of a vital life-enhancing benefit.