funkyderek wrote: No, I would never be satisfied with having to pay to indoctrinate someone else's children with lies. I'm not even happy with private schools doing this, as I think children have a right to receive an education independent of the religious beliefs of their parents. In other countries, parents who want their children indoctrinated can take them to Sunday school (or equivalent) at their own expense and are generally happy to do so.
Protestants don't go to school. Their children do.
Any belief, including disbelief, can be indoctrinated
In my opinon, parents are entitled to raise and educate their children according to their own world view and beliefs, and not anyone elses, including yours. That's a basic human right. When they are old enough, people are free to decide for themselves. Many atheists are former theists, or were reared by theists, and vice versa.
Yes, by having schools that do not indoctrinate children with religious beliefs. Instead of some schools being like this, all schools should be.
And then your back to one size fits all. If it doesn't fit all atheists, then it's hardly going to fit all theists.
That may be true, although larger schools are able to provide more choice but that is mostly an issue in secondary schools. And in a densely populated area there may be enough people to have a Catholic school, a Protestant schooll, a Muslim school and a "Miscellaneous" school. But that is not the situation in most of Ireland. There is likely to be little or no choice of schools, and it would not be feasible to offer this kind of selection. As it is neither feasible nor advisable to do so, the best solution remains the same: keep religion out of school.
I don’t agree, I live in rural county. The nearest protestant school is less than a mile (closer than the Catholic one), the nearest educate together school is five miles away. If It can be done here, it is achievable in any area. I do fully agree there should be more choice, and that not everyone is properly accommodated at present.