British Education Secretary does not give parents a right to withdraw kids from LGBT-themed lessons

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said that parents are not those to decide whether their children will be taught about LGBT or not. In the letter, Hinds said that consulting with parents was an important process for schools, their opinion should be considered, but it is still not the main defining factor in school curricula, teachers and school authorities should be given the final word. “We trust school leaders and teachers to make the right professional choices and act reasonably when considering consultation feedback, and are clear that dedicated public servants faithfully discharging their duty have an absolute right to feel confident and safe,” he wrote, noting that all young individuals deserve to be accepted and to show kindness to themselves and each other, to put respect on the top of values, only this is how the new, respectful society can be built. Hinds’ support for schools and teachers teaching children about LGBT+ identities and issues comes after protests at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham caused a media frenzy in the UK.

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