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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12/20/13  8:24 am
Commenter: Michael Goodrich-Stuart, Hanover County Public Schools

All literature is "sensitive"

I urge caution in permitting this type of stifling regulation to be put in place.  As a high school English and Journalism teacher, I am very opposed to censorship of literature.  My students (in particular my Advance Placement students who are taking a course of college caliber) need works that challenge them on many levels.  Writing and thinking well demand controversy.  Removing demanding, challenging works from the classroom will limit critical thinking.  Please think long and hard before taking action on this matter.

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