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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7/21/22  8:25 am
Commenter: Jessica

Oppose this bill, parents NEED to parent!

The idea that we should be banning literature because of a paragraph or a small portion of a book that makes certain adults uncomfortable is ridiculous. If you have an issue with available literature within your students library, then it’s your responsibility as a parent to have a discussion about why you don’t believe your student should have access to said book(s). Removing those options from other families, who are comfortable with their student reading it, is not the answer. The idea that parents are depending on the school to parent their children is absurd, which is what you’re doing in essence. Stripping the rights of others so you can avoid hard conversations and setting boundaries for your child. If the literature is a assignment, then this is an opportunity to work with the teacher to find a different option or path for that assignment. Again, a chance for you to parent and be involved in your students learning process. This bill doesn’t give parents choice, they already have choice, it only removes the choice from other families. Do not pass this bill!

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