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Controversial ‘Pono Choices’ Sex-Ed Program Back on DOE Shelves

·By civilbeat

The Hawaii Department of Education has lifted its suspension of the ‘Pono Choices’ sexual education program after concluding that its lessons are medically accurate and appropriate. 

Pono Choices, which was developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Center on Disability Studies through federal funding, was put on hold last month in the aftermath of the same-sex marriage debates in which opponents cited the program as evidence that the DOE was promoting gay sex and other so-called indecent behavior.

“Our review not only affirmed that the curriculum meets department standards, but it