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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1/15/14  10:59 am
Commenter: Keith

in support of

I urge you to notify parents ahead of time of this graphic and sexual material that is given to my children to read!  I have four boys that I'm constantly trying to reduce the exposure to graphic/sexual material in their everyday lives whether it is through television, movies, internet, friends...  It is a constant battle that is hard enough to fight without the schools adding to the problem. If there is a need to expose them, I want to be notified and given an option to opt out.  The movie Beloved is a perfect example.  Some kids who are asked to read the book in class wouldn't even be able to see this R rated movie due to their age and content.  Why, would we have a child read the same material, in fact force them to read it as it is part of the curricuulum?     

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