Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women Paula Bennett said the government had heard the calls to make sure consent was included in the curriculum for sex education, which was compulsory in Year 10.
Heard the calls sounds good, right? But today from Parata:
Today, Education Minister Hekia Parata ruled out introducing compulsory education around sexual consent in high schools, saying the subject was best addressed in a family setting.
So Hekia Parata has overruled Paula Bennett’s “heard the calls”, and consent will not be taught in schools. Bravo Nats, bravo. Any chance of Bill English stepping in to the fight to do the sane thing?