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Should Kids Need Parental Consent to Get Sex Education in School?

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2/24/2014 9:00 PM
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Yahoo! News (Feb. 24): “Should Kids Need Parental Consent to Get Sex Education in School?"

Nancy Niemi, member of UNH's education faculty, says opting out of sex education in shouldn't be allowed in public schools. “This is an issue of curriculum, not of sex,” she says. “Schools only ask parents for permission to present issues when they perceive they may get uncomfortable questions and questioning from parents. Why don’t we ask parents for permission to talk about war? About immigration? About fractions?”

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