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Religion subject: the number of students in high school doubled

Omnes-June 16, 2016-Reading time: < 1 minutes

From the last report of the Episcopal Conference on the option of the student body for Catholic religious education, the notable increase in the number of high school students is positively surprising.

Javier Hernández Varas y Diego Pacheco

With the prospect of the elaboration of an educational pact to be implemented after the general elections, here are some considerations regarding the teaching of religion that should be kept in mind when drafting such an important document of such transcendence for the future of our students.

In a first argument of a statistical nature, it should be taken into account that, in spite of the current situation that originates objective difficulties that have repercussions on the deterioration of the religion class, 63 % of the students continue to want to receive Catholic religious instruction. In the 2015-16 academic year, out of a total of 5,811,643 students enrolled in it, 3,666,816 students have enrolled in it.

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