There have been very few occasions since the election when I have honestly felt that I wished I was still a councillor but one of them was when I read in the local press about the shocking level of homophobia in Luton’s schools.
The report was of an NUT survey that found that in Luton’s secondary schools;
“a staggering 94.5 per cent of teachers had seen or heard a homophobic incident at least on a termly basis…..A further 56 per cent had seen or overheard homophobic abuse in the classroom either every day or at least once a week”
This is deeply troubling. If I was still on the Council I would be making a point of raising this with the administration and asking what the LEA was doing about it. However, I can do the next best thing which is to email some Liberal Democrat colleagues on the Council and ask if they can make some enquiries.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.