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MISSISSIPPI: Amory Schools to Teach Abstinence-Only Sex Education


Associated Press (04.21.12) - Monday, April 23, 2012

According to a report in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Amory Public Schools has adopted an abstinence-only approach for sex education classes beginning in the fall. Parents will decide whether their children take part in the classes, in which students will be separated by gender. Under state law, Mississippi school districts have until June 30 to decide whether to offer abstinence-only or abstinence-plus sex education starting with the 2012-13 academic year.


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