Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
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7/15/22  5:57 pm
Commenter: Stephanie C.

OPPOSED - Do not ban books and limit education

I am opposed to banning books and opposed to this law.


It is clear that books may be limited and banned based on broadsweeping definitions that will significantly harm the LGBTQIA+ community.  Books can provide desperately needed reflections of self and can do so much good.  I am concerned about what this means about eliminating discussions with diversity of opinion and lived experience in other forms as well - race, culture, religion, and more.


This bill is eliminating access to affirming books and education that will have real consequences.


Do not take away these perspectives, lived experiences, and diversity.


Thank you.

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