ACLU looking into single-sex classrooms in Mississippi

If the American Civil Liberties Union had its way, Mississippi school districts offering same-sex classes would stop doing that by the beginning of fall classes.

ACLU leaders in Mississippi have not approached any districts with a demand, but the group did send public records requests to several asking for documentation on such class configurations, said ACLU of Mississippi staff attorney Amelia McGowan.

The ACLU is making inquiries in light of its national campaign, “Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes.” Leaders say single-sex classes in K-12 public education are unconstitutional and deprive children of equal education opportunities.

Clarion Ledger
7/10/12