Interesting story in the April issue of Gay Times (GT). Labour MP Chris Bryant (who is apparently appearing in a feature tonight on More4 News about Gaydar) argues for a new law requiring all pupils in England and Wales to undergo sex education. You can view the article at: http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/InThisIssue-articleid-3639-sectionid-655.html
It’s view I have increasing sympathy with -we require all pupils to undergo PE (oh the misery), English, Science, History etc but not sex education (Which is offered in varying ways) and also RE. I always thought it ironic that every Religious Education (RE) lesson would mean all the Asian pupils would leave and we sat their learning about Islam. Similarly, it seems perverse that the very people who really need sex education are likely to be denied permission to sit in those sessions by pupils. I hate the idea of saying “your child must learn this” but I can’t see a way round it.