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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7/16/22  6:43 am
Commenter: Rachel Yezzi

Oppose 656. Educate to widen kids perspective & knowledge.

I Oppose 656 because it shuts down the ability to truly educate. Educate to widen kids perspective & knowledge so they can make their own, better more informed decisions about how they want to live their lives. Law 656 is a law that takes away information. It shows that the supporters of 656 are scared of information - why?


knowledge has always been closely correlated to power. My hunch is that is why certain folks do not want kids to be educated - so they do not gain power - so that new avenues of power do not ignite and the same power stays in place for more generations.


please do not vote for 656. Please have the courage to widen our children’s aperture and life perspectives - maybe this knowledge will trickle upwards to parents as well.

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