Dublin, Ireland, Apr 3, 2018 / 21:58 pm
A proposed policy in Ireland that would ban Catholic schools from prioritizing Catholic students on wait lists is being criticized as discriminatory, since it would not apply to other religious schools.
Faith in Our Schools, a newly-formed Irish group, says the proposal "openly discriminates against the conscience and educational rights of Catholic parents" and the "religious, autonomy, and associational rights of Catholic faith schools," according to the Irish Times.
In Ireland, the Catholic Church runs more than 90 percent of schools, which also receive government funds.
When a religious school is full, the admission process to determine which students will move off the waiting list currently can take religion into account.