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Marion Maddox

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12 Feb 2015
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Author and academic Marion Maddox argues in her latest book that the proliferation of faith-based schools, paid for often largely by the government, is undermining Australia's pioneering system of free and secular school education.

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Australia's pioneering system of free...

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3 Apr 2014
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By the late 19th century, all Australian colonies had decreed that education must be compulsory, free and secular. By the middle of the twentieth century, ‘secular’ had gone out of fashion, seeing special religious instruction in all states. Today most primary schools in Australia must...

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28 Jun 2010
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On 20 May 2010, the Texas Board of Education approved new standards for the history, social sciences and economics curricula in public schools. The sharply-divided Board split on party lines to approve changes which play down the separation of church and state and remove its...

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7 Mar 2009
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In recent years, a secretive Christian sect of non-voters has spent more than two million dollars supporting political conservatives in elections in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere. Who are these people, what do they believe, and what are they trying to achieve?...

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12 Sep 2005
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Overtly Christian parties might be polling modestly, but their influence is broader, writes Marion Maddox

THE WOMEN wear headscarves in public. Their religion opposes assimilation, and they educate children at home or in special schools. Fearing the taint of the godless, they...

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