Education commentator Kevin Donnelly has provided some balance in the recent debate about the place of religious instruction and chaplaincy in public schools by highlighting the apparent contradiction between the growing acceptance of teaching about Islam in school curriculum with the increasingly vocal push to remove Christianity from school communities.

On the ABC’s The Drum opinion site, he writes:

“Given the teacher union’s argument that there is no place for religion in state schools one wonders why the union has not also made public its opposition to the nationally orchestrated campaign to teach students about Islam by ensuring that subjects like history, science and English are taught from a Muslim perspective.”

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