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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7/26/22  12:41 pm
Commenter: anonymous

OPPOSE THIS BILL (and note the difference in QUALITY of the comments regarding the two positions)

In looking over the comments here, people who are screaming about schools taking their parental rights away don't seem to have any understanding of what actually goes on in schools or work in schools.  They certainly are not citing specific texts or data to bolster their claims that kids are being exposed to "pornographic" material in the classroom.  Clearly, they have no real knowledge of schools or curriculum development.  Instead they are being  triggered by fear-mongers who are pushing a specific, outdated agenda and lashing out at growth and change- perhaps they are mad that THEIR narrow, bigoted world-view is not the only one out there?

Those opposed to the passage of this bill are articulate, reasoned and supporting their views with research and data. They are advocating for inclusivity and they can see that the world is a better place when we all are valued.   I know which side history will favor.

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