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"Balanced Presentation."

Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby atticus » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:50 am

The guidance note is quoted and discussed in the judgment. TCDT has provided a link to it.
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Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby atticus » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:34 am

Diy : off topic, but IT education starts with the basics.
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Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:32 am

atticus wrote:The guidance note is quoted and discussed in the judgment. TCDT has provided a link to it.

The note is not quoted in full and is specific to that particular film.
Is there no general guidance other than that which can be gleaned from the judgment?
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Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby dls » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:53 am

Many statutes now come with guidance notes. Not all do, and few did then, and this did not.
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Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:06 am

Is this guidance insufficient?

If so, why?
the High Court has made clear the law does not require teaching staff to adopt a position of neutrality between views which accord with the great majority of scientific opinion and those which do not
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Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:27 am

It covers the question of climate change, but not, for example the question of membership of the EU. As I am sure you are aware there has been a kerfuffle in the press lately about that issue in universities. Those sections of the Education Act do not apply to universities, but it did raise the question.
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Re: "Balanced Presentation."

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:02 pm

A law that does not apply to universities does not give rise to questions about how it applies to universities, save to the extent that the answer is that the particular law is of no application in a tertiary education context.

The quoted passage refers to matters of scientific debate. Climate change, as specifically referred to by the OP when he started this thread, is a matter where there is a very much larger weight of scientific opinion on one side than on the other.

When I asked the OP earlier in this thread if the Act gave any further guidance, I was hoping he might have read section 406.
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