A couple of weeks ago my kids came home from school (a local state primary) with a letter asking whether I would like them to undertake Special Religious Instruction (SRI). No, I wouldn’t, I told the school – three times in heavily circled biro. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this question and every time it really, really annoys me.
Jacqui Tomlins has done some great research into Special Religious Education in Victorian public schools. As a teacher, and a 'rainbow family' parent, Jacqui adds a very important perspective to the issue of religion in public schools. I highly recommend her blog post.