Faith schools to be allowed to preach against homosexuality
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/apr/28/sex-education-faith-state-schoolsSex education is to be made compulsory in all state schools in England but faith schools will also be free to preach against sex outside marriage and homosexuality, under government proposals.
The plans to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory from the age of five, published yesterday, include a clause allowing schools to apply their "values" to the lessons and another allowing parents to opt their children out on religious grounds.
It means that all state secondaries in England - including faith schools - will for the first time have to teach a core curriculum about sex and contraception in the context of teenagers' relationships, but teachers in religious schools will also be free to tell them that sex outside marriage, homosexuality or using contraception are wrong.
Yet another reason why faith schools are an extremely dangerous and damaging concept, and one that should be eradicated from the land as soon as possible.
Arguably the single most repulsive and destructive legacy of Tony Blair. :mad:
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