Says our UK Education Minister, Jim Knight:
If we get it right, the lessons learned at school will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Although Euclidean geometry and the dates of the English civil war may fade from memory, the knowledge of how to practise safe sex will not.
This is from a Westminster Hall debate
over government plans to extend Sex Education in Primary Schools. Well, naturally politicians don't want a numerate populace who can see that their promises don't add up, or who can look back on history and see that they're following a course that led to crisis last time...