Funding miracle

9th January 1998 at 00:00
I read with interest how evolution was linked to the issue of state-funding for schools such as Islamia on your letters page (TES, December 19). The writers, presumably believers in evolution, were discreet enough not to identify an evolutionary process which resulted in Mary, the mother of Jesus. The discretion extended to an avoidance of how local Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education groups seek to bridge the chasm between evolution and a miraculous birth; this within guidelines which recommend that assemblies be broadly Christian in nature.

It may well be the case that, unlike the editor of The TES whose decision on what to print and what not to print is immaculately conceived, the way in which mere mortals make judgments is in dire need of evolution.

Rifait Abdulla Consultant to the Islamia Schools Trust 129 Salisbury Road London NW6

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now