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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8/3/22  9:10 am
Commenter: Cristan Connito

Empower students. Teach TRUTH. Highlight consent.

I strongly oppose any bill that takes the power of what and how best  to teach children out of the hands of educators and gives control to legislators and bureaucrats. There is no reason that a teacher or librarian should not be able to determine what is appropriate for their students to learn or read. If a caregiver has issue with a topic their child is learning in school, it should be addressed on an individual level, not by a wide sweeping governmental  anti-LGBTQ dog whistle.

Teaching a child about consent is a GOOD thing Teaching a child that gay and trans people exist is a GOOD thing. Teaching a child to love and not be ashamed of their bodies is a GOOD thing.

KEEPING them from a nurturing and inclusive world of acceptance and love is a very, very bad thing.

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