Breckinridge County, Kentucky
Breckinridge County, Kentucky, is a rural county having a population of only about 18,000. The public school board is the largest employer in the county.
It is the location of a lawsuit by the ACLU to prevent the school system from improving education by separating boys and girls in some classes. Studies have shown, and the U.S. Department of Education has approved, the use of single-sex classes in order to improve academic achievement. But the ACLU is suing to prohibit this, and is seeking attorneys fees as part of its action.