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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7/29/22  10:58 am
Commenter: Anna Stolley Persky

Strongly oppose

I support teachers. I support without fail the LGBTQIA + community. This is quite simply a transparent attempt to censor the LGBTQ community.  The term “sexually explicit content” is deliberately vague and used cynically to scare parents. Families already can already opt out of FLE and they already have input in specific ways to curriculum.  While I support transparency, parents shouldn't dictate every aspect of lesson plans. Public schools do not exist to teach exactly what certain (sometimes prejudiced) parents want their particular kids to learn (or fail to learn), they exist to create thoughtful, educated, participatory, respectful American citizens. We mustn't allow our LGBTQIA community to be silenced and further marginalized. I oppose this proposed bill and support our teachers.


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