It’s not like most American public schools are all that impressive, but Australian schools get it wrong when it comes to their mandatory religious training one hour per week — put on by Christians who get tens of millions of dollars each year. You can read more about that here.
There are many things wrong with the whole arrangement, but one passage in this article captured my attention:
A third parent Glen says children with non-christian faiths at Nowra High School are allowed go to the library during religious classes, but atheists are treated differently.
“At Nowra High School if you are a Muslim or a Hindu or something along those lines you can actually go to the library during scripture classes, but as an atheist he has to go to the same room as kids on detention, kids being punished are in,” he said.
Is that true? If so, how are Australians letting this sort of treatment continue?