What a bunch of rednecks! Lets call a spade a spade.
Primary school teachers in this country have a lot to answer for.,bunch of pious deluded sheepish mollies.
I agree with Tony, maybe not every teacher, but on this forum we have seen many cases of teachers/ mainly the principal being purely repressive as if it's their duty to beat christianity into those heathens, or teachers that pass the blame onto higher powers.
Teachers have a trade union, if the majority are less likely to toe the CCL line, then why don't they vote for a change, and support any teacher that is treatend with being fired, by going on strike. (why because fear of the ultra religious, the power of the church, and some principles are not worth taking a stance on)
We have heard cases where trainy teachers can be kicked out of the training school if they're found out to be a non-believer.
Don't forget that in the past some of the crudist and most horried crimes against children in Ireland (I'm not on about the abuse) where caried out by teachers acting on behalf of the church & state, I've heard my father mention punishments that happened to a few of his fellow students that where pure evil. At that time people and teachers when along with 'thats just the way it is, thats the system'
I remember the fear you would have of the priest (who had the power to burn you in hell) paying his weekly visit to the school to talk with the teachers.
There are pious teachers out there who believe they're acting on behalf of their God, not all of them.
Question is, would there be enough teachers who would support action by the union to make a change?