TITLE

Abstinence Education Backers Take on Massachusetts Governor

AUTHOR(S)
A. P.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Education Week;9/12/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on abstinence education in the state of Massachusetts. Abstinence education support groups had encouraged Governor Deval Patrick to accept funds for abstinence education in middle schools, but he did not apply for and accept the funds. The group the National Abstinence Education Association is also discussed as having launched a web site which encourages Patrick to reconsider his decision.
ACCESSION #
26923921

 

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