Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Is bishop's view about choice for education?

IN his comments on the results of an opinion poll on integrated education (Comment, June 26), Bishop Donal McKeown writes that "the state has the duty to facilitate the citizen's right to choice" and adds that "those taxpayers who prefer Catholic education – whatever their religious belief, or non-belief – are entitled to have that choice, as long as it contributes to quality outcomes."

Does the principle of entitlement to choice extend to Catholic parents whose preference would be for their children to be educated in Catholic schools which would continue to include academic selection in their admissions criteria?

R H LILLEY

Jordanstown, Co Antrim

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