How to let Ruairi Quinn know your concerns about inclusive schools.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, is seeking submissions on promoting greater inclusiveness in primary schools. Information on the process can be accessed here http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Conferences/Patronage-and-Pluralism-in-the-Primary-Sector/Call-for-Submissions-on-the-Recommendations-of-the-Advisory-Group-to-the-Forum-on-Patronage-and-Pluralism-in-the-Primary-Sector.pdf
The majority of schools in Ireland are religious and the United Nations Human Rights Committee has raised concern regarding the human rights of secular parents and their children.
In order to assist parents in making a submission to the Department of Education, Atheist Ireland will be publishing next week details of human rights concerns so that parents are aware of their rights.
These rights are:-
The right to be free from discrimination.
The right to freedom of conscience.
The rights of the child.
The right to equality before the law.
We will highlight the various issues such as the religious integrated curriculum and opting out of religious instruction classes. We hope that identifying the human rights issues will help parents with the process of making a submission on inclusion in schools.
If you want to read these details to help you make a submission to the Department on this issue, please check this website next week.