Education: Talk It Over

In Britain, the decision on how much sex education to teach in the nation's schools is up to local authorities; last week Britons were arguing the subject furiously. One row had flared up when a 14-year-old unwed mother traced part of her troubles to the mothercraft course in her East Sussex school, designed "to teach girls the care of young babies."

Then, fortnight ago, 13-year-old Alma Tallantire came home from the Maltby Hall Secondary Modern School (Yorkshire) and refused to eat her egg. When her mother, Mrs. Lewis Tallantire, wanted to know why, Alma blamed a sex lecture for girls at her...

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