Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Action Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
Comment Period Ended on 1/15/2014
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12/17/13  1:05 pm
Commenter: David Loughran, Teacher

Reject with prejudice

More and more research shows how important it is for student's to choose their own books to read. This improves fluency, literacy, and fosters a love for reading.

As this law reads, it would eliminate the ability for student's to choose a book from a teacher's shelf unless the teacher had read it and could vouch for it.

Furthermore, teaceher's are professionals who have experience and expertise. We should trust them to help our children get closer to books, not try to defend our children from them.

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