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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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7/22/22  2:58 pm
Commenter: Allison

Common Ground

Under our current laws as I understand them, any parent may already opt out their own child from a specific reading assignment which provides respect for parental guidance.  However, that same parent should not have the right to make the same decision for everyone else's children.

Public schools are intended to serve all of us and a proposal such as this that substitutes the judgment of a single parent for all children undermines the freedoms that our country is based upon.  Instead we should continue to support the right of an individual parent to determine what their child reads while relying on our professionals (the highly respected librarians of our country) to use their professional judgment on what what is generally acceptable for different levels of readers. 

I do not understand why cannot meet on common ground like this?

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