Despite ostensibly being the state-sponsored alternative to a Catholic education, ETBs are regularly smuggling religious indoctrination in the brains of Irish children during their most formative years, in this case dressed as sex education.
Education policy promotes reasonable sex education programmes across primary and secondary schools, but this policy can be completely undermined by the religious ethos of the institution. The Department of Education can do nothing to prevent religious schools leaving out chunks of the recommended curriculum, distorting the rest, and bringing in anticontraceptive and antichoice lobbyists.
solicit donations from schools to deliver their classes. In one school, students who walked out or challenged any of the material were reported to the principal.
It might be time for Catholics to give back my country.