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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8/3/22  5:18 pm
Commenter: Donaldson

Strongly opposed

I strongly oppose this new policy.  There is no clear or narrow definition for "sexually explicit content", and it is too easy for this policy to be used to censor what students learn in schools, including anything related to LGBTQ+ topics.  Schools are meant to encourage learning and growth through critical thinking, reading, and conversation.  This policy goes completely against that by encouraging censorship and thus lessening students' knowledge of the world.  It only serves to limit Virginia's youth.

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