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Continue Public Funding of Faith-based Schools in Northern Ireland
Petition Background (Preamble):
THAT school choice is a capstone of a stable and diverse society;
THAT parents already pay taxes towards the provision of state-funded faith-based schooling services;
THAT the Catholic Church has greatly contributed towards the funding for Catholic schools which has saved money for taxpayers and reduced the overall cost of education;
THAT one of the chief aims of the Catholics schools is to welcome pupils from all backgrounds and to build a cohesive society for the common good;
THAT the government’s current and longstanding policy on education according to Northern Ireland’s education minister is to:
“…have a single system of education administration supporting a diversity of schools.” Furthermore, “This policy recognizes that the diversity of school types, each with its distinctive character and ethos, is a strength of our educational system. It is also a reflection of parental and learner choice."
THEREFORE, your petitioners (residents of Northern Ireland) request that the members of the Northern Ireland Assembly support legislation for the continued funding of faith-based schools.
The Continue Public Funding of Faith-based Schools in Northern Ireland petition to Prime Minister Cameron, First Minister Robinson, Deputy Minister McGuinness, NIA Members was written by N. "Lindzee" Lindholm and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: northern ireland, government funding, faith-based schools