Further to “New Brit rules enshrining naturalism in schools: But why take the money?”, Michael Behe, ID theorist and author of Edge of Evolution, offers,
Who could object to this policy? In science class you can’t mention alternatives to materialism. But in religion class, you are allowed to explain why they are wrong….
From O’Leary for News: There is a long, sad history on these subjects in Canada (whose constitution allows for funding for faith-based schools). If they take the money, the government owns them, and they will not be able to teach anything but what the government says, or not seriously anyway. They cannot teach it as if anyone believes it. Sly efforts to insert non-materialist approaches will be seen for what they are, efforts to undermine the only approved system.
Prediction: They’ll take the money and find out the hard way.
Further prediction: Islamic schools will get a pass because they are assumed to actually believe their religion whereas Christians are assumed not to. Or not really, anyway.