Well, this is one way to handle the issue... Should be interesting to see how UK parents and faith groups respond.
Sex education is to be made compulsory for all pupils, prompting fury from faith groups which said that the move would contravene the right for children to be educated in accordance with their parents' beliefs.
All 15-year-olds must receive at least one year of sex and relationship lessons, Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, said yesterday. Those whose religious or moral values prevent them from attending will be classed as truants and may be punished by the school. Until now parents could opt out of lessons about contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and homosexuality until their children were 19.
and Muslim groups said they would strongly oppose the move. Shahid
Akmal, chairman of the Muslim Council of Britain's education board,
said he would challenge the laws, which he called an imposition. "It is
always better for the parents to talk to children about sex rather than
the school over which the parents have no control," he said.
The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales said it was "disappointed" that the "blanket right to withdrawal" had been removed.
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