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Holding Schools Accountable For Their Sex-Ed Curricula, Rena M. Lindevaldsen Jul 2011

Holding Schools Accountable For Their Sex-Ed Curricula, Rena M. Lindevaldsen

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This article examines the legal and policy implications that arise when a school district decides to instruct students on issues concerning same-sex attractions. As more states afford legal recognition to same-sex relationships and adopt non-discrimination codes that include sexual orientation, schools are faced with the decision of what, when, and how to teach children about same-sex attractions. Providing instruction on this divisive issue is fraught with conflict as views and beliefs on the topic are deeply-held, diverse, and often politically charged. In disputes concerning other sensitive topics, courts long have afforded schools broad discretion to implement curriculum without interference from ...