Nile says that scripture is under threat from ethics classes. But this is nonsense. The right of a child to receive classes in special religious education is enshrined in law - and there is no movement to change this. In the time since the ethics classes have been introduced, at the beginning of this year, there has not been a precipitous decline in the number of children attending scripture. Primary Ethics' volunteer teachers and co-ordinators have been welcomed into schools where they now offer programs to about 2700 children. That leaves an estimated 97,000 children still without a meaningful option to being ''parked'' while others attend scripture.