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Miss. Sex-Ed Story Skewed by National Media (AUDIO)

OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi story has gone national, but it is not the full one. Years ago, for sex education at Oxford High School, students would pass around an unwrapped piece of candy. It would get dirty, and the teacher would ask, “Does anyone want to eat it? “It was supposed to be an analogy for a student that had sex, unwanted.

That story was featured earlier this month in the LA times and it would have you believe that curriculum still being taught at the school but it is not true. According to Rachel Canter with Mississippi First, outraged parents had the curriculum changed in 2012. However, despite the clarification, blog users and journalist are still pointing the finger at the Mississippi School for something that is not happening anymore.

“The Oxford story was really about a group of parents, and how a group of parents were able to influence the quality of sex education that their children were receiving based on their advocacy efforts with heir school, and that part of the story got completely overlooked by the national media.“

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