Miami-Dade reverses course, accepts previously rejected sex ed textbooks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Miami-Dade County School Board on Thursday accepted two health and sexual education books for use in local schools, reversing a decision from just last week to reject the curriculum over fears it could violate the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, known by opponents as “Don’t Say Gay.”

The about-face was led by the chair, Perla Tabares Hantman, whose flipped vote made the difference in the books passing by a close 5-4 margin. Hantman, who opposed the books last week after community members criticized them for broaching topics like abortion and contraceptives, worried that

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