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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7/24/22  10:28 am
Commenter: Anonymous

No book banning

Please do not encourage cancel culture through banning books in schools that have been vetted by educators! The safest place for students to learn about sexuality and other view points is in a safe, school environment.  Parents, talk to your students about these topics at home. Impart your values to your children, but do NOT ban books and muzzle educators in the classroom. For many students, the classroom is the only safe space for these topics to be discussed in an age-appropriate way, by empathetic experts.  Banning books protects perpetrators and penalizes marginalized students and communities. 

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