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SEX EDUCATION: DO WE KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT PONO CHOICES?


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Restricted-access Pono Choices material reveals a curriculum that parents might find disturbing

By Camille Fleming

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2014

~~<p>As a mother of two young children, I decided to learn more about Pono Choices, the pilot sex education program for 11- to 13-year-olds in some Hawaii public schools. A quick Google search produced a link to a conservative group's stinging critique and what appeared to be an unauthorized copy of the Pono Choices materials.</p>
<p>Some of the things I read in the materials available online were so bizarre that I honestly thought it could be a spoof of the real thing, like an article from The Onion. I decided to see if this was indeed the actual material. This proved to be a very difficult task.</p>
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As a mother of two young children, I decided to learn more about Pono Choices, the pilot sex education program for 11- to 13-year-olds in some Hawaii public schools. A quick Google search produced a link to a conservative group's stinging critique and what appeared to be an unauthorized copy of the Pono Choices materials.

Some of the things I read in the materials available online were so bizarre that I honestly thought it could be a spoof of the real thing, like an article from The Onion. I decided to see if this was indeed the actual material. This proved to be a very difficult task. Login for more...



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