B749 - School Desegregation Bill 2015 (Second Reading) Watch

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B749 - School Desegregation Bill 2015 (Second Reading), The Rt. Hon. O133 MP

School Desegregation Bill 2015

An Act to end the practice of segregating the sexes in schools.

BE IT ENACTED IN ACCORDANCE with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1: Desegregation of Schools
(1) No state-funded school may discriminate by gender when deciding whether to admit pupils.
(2) An exception may be made at the discretion of the school when deciding whether to admit pupils into a year whose original intake was of only one sex.
a. This exception does not apply for pupils applying to Key Stage 5.
(3) Denying a pupil a school place on the grounds of gender contrary to the provisions of this Act shall be an offence under the Equality Act 2010.
(4) Schools undergoing transformation under the Selective Schools Act 2015 need not meet the requirements of this Act until 1st of September 2018.

2: Exceptions
(1) Where the mixing of genders would significantly disrupt the purpose of a school, which has been set up to provide a specialist education to a certain group, an opt-out may be sought from the Secretary of State.
(2) The Department for Education may allow or deny the opt-out following a period of negotiation.
(3) The Department for Education is expected to follow the spirit of this Act when coming to its decision.

3: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the School Desegregation Act 2015.
(2) This bill shall extend to England and Wales; and
(3) Shall come into force on 1st of September 2017.

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As promised, the few schools where mixing of genders is likely to cause a serious problem will be able to negotiate exceptions to this.
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As promised, the few schools where mixing of genders is likely to cause a serious problem will be able to negotiate exceptions to this.
So no discrimination against genders, except when we do.

I don't see the point of this bill at all really. I doubt there are many schools opening in the UK that are single-sex, and even if they are there isn't a big issue with that. It would just be easier if we didn't have this bill, as then you wouldn't have to go through this 'exceptions' business
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So no discrimination against genders, except when we do.
No discrimination except where it's absolutely necessary.
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I prefer this to the first reading. An Aye from me.
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Abstain, there are too many exemptions that are too ambiguous for this to have the desired effect, rendering it impotent imo.
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'Nay.

I agree with the principal but don't really think this will improve education.
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Nay, from what I've seen single-sex schools are diminishing anyway.
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Division! Clear the Lobbies!
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