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To Dee from Raheny
Episode 163rd January 2023 • - If I were the Minister for Education • Simon Lewis
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The last story of 2022 concerned the reduction of religious instruction from 2.5 hours per week to 2 hours per week in the upcoming new primary curriculum. Lobby groups such as Education Equality and Atheist Ireland (and people like me) were unhappy that this tokenistic move was even newsworthy as it change almost nothing about the indoctrination of children in most schools. However, Dee from Raheny was not happy about the use of the word "indoctrination" and wrote a letter to the Irish Times denying any indoctrination occurs in her class. In fairness, Dee represents the vast majority of people in Ireland so I'm not picking on her. However, this episode is my response to her letter.