Must we suspend all scepticism?

JO Clancy's report on the appointment of the principal of King's Academy, Middlesbrough, is either disturbing or hilarious.

The principal, Richard Coupe, says: "Evolution has to be taught. In many respects it is a very good theory but it has serious weaknesses."

Does anyone disagree with that? Or are state-funded headteachers required to be totally unsceptical for fear that they might disturb the simple faith of ordinary humanist believers?

Richard Wilkins

General secretary

Association of Christian Teachers

94a London Road

St Albans


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