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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Children could be forced to stay in school until they are 18
Johnson: Children should be in education until 18

Britain’s children should remain in education until they are 18-years-old, education secretary Alan Johnson has said. The minister said it was unacceptable for people to enter full-time work at 16. Mr Johnson noted it used to be normal to see children leaving school and working at 14, but that is now unacceptable. “It should be… Read more »

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver led a drive healthy eating in schools
Children ‘rejecting’ healthy school dinners

There has been a sharp fall in the number of children eating school meals following the government’s drive to make them healthier, it has emerged. Out of the 59 local authorities which responded to the BBC News survey, 35 (59 per cent) reported a fall in the number of pupils eating school dinners. Additionally, 71… Read more »