Published Online: June 5, 2012
Published in Print: June 6, 2012, as ACLU Sues States on Single-Sex Classes

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ACLU Sues States on Single-Sex Classes

The American Civil Liberties Union announced last week that it is seeking to stop several states from "separating boys and girls in public schools," a practice that it says is "outdated" and based on "discredited science." Its effort includes sending cease-and-desist letters to school districts, where it says the practice is taking place or has taken place recently in such states as Alabama, Maine, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The civil liberties group is seeking public records on the matter from states, including Idaho, Massachusetts, and Washington. The ACLU argues that unless single-sex programs meet certain requirements, they violate federal law.

Vol. 31, Issue 33, Page 5

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