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Toronto Newspapers Oppose Religious Teachings in Public Schools

All three of Toronto’s leading daily newspapers–the Globe and Mail, Star and Telegram–have criticized in editorials the introduction into the public schools here of a teachers’ guide for religious courses in the eighth grade.

All three newspapers expressed opposition to religious instruction in the public schools, calling such instruction “an affront” to some Christian children and to all non-Christians. The proper place for such instruction, the Telegram declared editorially, “is the home and the church, whether Protestant or Roman Catholic or Jewish or other.”