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Periodic Review of the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
 
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Thank you for your comments on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action for the Periodic Review of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (SOA). Through this periodic review process, the Board intends to propose several technical amendments to the regulations; and is currently in discussions about potential substantive changes through the Special Committee to Review the Standards of Accreditation.


Many of the comments provided on the forum were specific to Virginia’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards, which is a guidance document. While we appreciate you sharing your concerns about the SEL Standards, this guidance document is not part of the SOA regulations or within the scope of work proposed in this NOIRA. All comments related to the SEL Standards posted on the SOA NOIRA comment forum will be moved to the appropriate public comment forum for review and consideration. More details on this forum are provided below. Please note that Virginia SEL Standards are ava ...... expand note

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 Comment Title  Commenter
SEL? Of course, why not? Anonymous (98516)  5/12/21  11:59 pm
Voting yes for Social and Emotional Learning Anonymous (98515)  5/12/21  11:56 pm
Students need SEL Anonymous (98514)  5/12/21  11:54 pm
Yes to SEL Hanover Black parent  5/12/21  11:41 pm
Yes to SEL Anonymous (98511)  5/12/21  11:38 pm
Keep SEL and equity initiatives Margaret Lavinder  5/12/21  11:35 pm
Those who say yes to SEL are the same who'd say yes to handing kids to pedophiles. Anonymous (98509)  5/12/21  11:23 pm
Social and Emotional Learning matters Anonymous (98508)  5/12/21  11:10 pm
I support SEL Anonymous (98507)  5/12/21  11:05 pm
SEL-Yes Black "AMERICAN" ,tax paying mother in HANOVER  5/12/21  11:03 pm
SEL isn't an agenda Anonymous (98505)  5/12/21  11:00 pm
Yes to Equity,SEL and Social Justice AND MASK Anonymous (98504)  5/12/21  10:59 pm
Yes to SEL Anonymous (98503)  5/12/21  10:57 pm
Social and Emotional Learning Virginia Sivigny  5/12/21  10:37 pm
This is why we homeschool now Minority multi racial mom strongly opposes  5/12/21  10:01 pm
Former public school teacher NOT sending my kids to public school Nena Ryder  5/12/21  9:55 pm
Oppose SEL and CRT Anonymous (98497)  5/12/21  9:46 pm
Whole-brain, whole-child education includes SEL Anonymous (98496)  5/12/21  9:44 pm
No to SEL Christy Burger  5/12/21  9:40 pm
Strongly oppose SEL and CRT Mother of VA students  5/12/21  9:37 pm
Education Barbara Tapping  5/12/21  7:48 pm
Cultural competencies help children Dianne Carter de Mayo  5/12/21  5:57 pm
Social Emotional Learning Detracts from Core Academics and Usurps Parental Rights Todd Gathje, Ph.D., The Family Foundation  5/12/21  4:31 pm
NO TO SEL Anonymous (98472)  5/12/21  4:26 pm
No Socialist Doctrines CRG  5/12/21  4:07 pm
Vital - make it happen Anon  5/12/21  4:02 pm
No, to CRT!! A very concerned parent  5/12/21  3:26 pm
CASEL and venture capitalist New Profit - 990 forms Anonymous (98455)  5/12/21  3:03 pm
Full Support Dan  5/12/21  2:29 pm
NO to SEL Anonymous (98444)  5/12/21  2:12 pm
No SEL and CRT are wrong for VA Anonymous (98442)  5/12/21  2:00 pm
No to SEL standards Mike Undseth  5/12/21  1:57 pm
Strongly oppose SEL educational standards changes Debra Stevenson  5/12/21  1:43 pm
Say NO to SEL and CRT W Collins  5/12/21  1:38 pm
Absolute NO to SEL Anonymous (98429)  5/12/21  12:54 pm
Vote of No Confidence : Act to Insure Academic Transparency Anonymous (98427)  5/12/21  12:34 pm
SEL and CRT Kathleen McCarthy  5/12/21  12:05 pm
Some positives, but NO to SEL and CRT CG  5/12/21  11:38 am
No to SEL Ruth  5/12/21  11:13 am
Yes yes yes CA  5/12/21  11:00 am
No to SEL & No to CRT Anonymous but highly concerned  5/12/21  10:44 am
Strongly support Anonymous (98418)  5/12/21  10:44 am
No to SEL. NO to CRT Concerned tax paying parent  5/12/21  10:13 am
NO, NO, NO to SEL Anonymous (98413)  5/12/21  10:02 am
NO on SEL Jennifer H  5/12/21  9:49 am
No to SEL Claude Chew  5/12/21  9:36 am
NO TO SEL Anonymous (98410)  5/12/21  9:04 am
Yes to SEL Anonymous (98408)  5/12/21  8:30 am
NO CRT NO SEL Penny Sheehan  5/12/21  8:09 am
Sel and crt Ken  5/12/21  7:54 am
SEL Anonymous (98405)  5/12/21  7:46 am
SEL K-12 Education as New-Age Nanny State.... JUST NO! Terry H  5/12/21  7:29 am
SEL in an Insult to Parents Anonymous (98402)  5/12/21  4:23 am
NO SEL NO CRT Anonymous (98401)  5/12/21  3:21 am
Seems Ignorant black boxs in Hanover only have their arrogance for their support of SEL. Jared  5/12/21  2:10 am
CRT,SEL Anonymous (98398)  5/12/21  12:03 am
SEL Hanover County NAACP  5/11/21  11:32 pm
Far left radicalism in the schools. Can't get more partisan and anti-democratic. Anonymous (98396)  5/11/21  11:26 pm
This is sovietism. VDOE is a disgrace. Anonymous (98395)  5/11/21  11:25 pm
In support of SEL Parent of Hanover County students  5/11/21  11:21 pm
SEL proposal violates state law Randy lahey  5/11/21  11:13 pm
Stick to academics Anonymous (98392)  5/11/21  11:04 pm
No to SEL and CRT Tom and Leah  5/11/21  10:35 pm
Keep up the great work: critical thinking is crucial now more than ever Anonymous (98390)  5/11/21  10:30 pm
Yes to SEL Heather Greenwell  5/11/21  9:49 pm
No CRT, No SEL Atwood Brooks  5/11/21  9:48 pm
My kids don’t need parents they need teachers John Buckhemier  5/11/21  9:35 pm
NO to SEL Daniel J Ayre  5/11/21  9:31 pm
NO! NO WAY! NOPE! NEVER! Deborah Abbott  5/11/21  9:27 pm
Sel Kathleen  5/11/21  9:18 pm
No. This is one of the best arguments for school choice Anonymous (98382)  5/11/21  9:06 pm
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anonymous (98380)  5/11/21  8:23 pm
No to SEL Gail Frye  5/11/21  8:16 pm
Yes To SEL Carrie Allen  5/11/21  8:06 pm
SEL Suzanne  5/11/21  7:30 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98376)  5/11/21  7:28 pm
No Denise  5/11/21  6:34 pm
Yes to SEL Jennifer Y  5/11/21  6:30 pm
NO TO SEL Anonymous (98373)  5/11/21  6:14 pm
Reject SEL standards for K-12 Joanne G  5/11/21  6:00 pm
No to SEL Anonymous (98371)  5/11/21  5:51 pm
Do not take time away from the basics. No to SEL Susan English  5/11/21  5:41 pm
YES to SEL Anonymous (98369)  5/11/21  5:39 pm
No To SEL Longtime VA Resident  5/11/21  5:20 pm
NO Anonymous (98367)  5/11/21  5:15 pm
SEL Anonymous (98366)  5/11/21  5:13 pm
Yes to SEL! Katie  5/11/21  5:10 pm
Do Not Take TIme Away From Academics for SEL Virginia Parent  5/11/21  5:08 pm
Empathy, Responsibility, Forming Positive Relationships Anonymous (98363)  5/11/21  5:06 pm
No to SEL Anonymous (98362)  5/11/21  5:04 pm
NO NO NO NO NO To SEL Anonymous (98361)  5/11/21  5:02 pm
A Big No To SEL Anonymous (98360)  5/11/21  5:00 pm
Focus on the 3 R's RGG  5/11/21  4:40 pm
A school system that teaches and implements CRT is not an inclusive system. Anonymous (98358)  5/11/21  4:40 pm
YES to SEL Jackson W  5/11/21  4:28 pm
SEL - YES, Please. Emily Stanford  5/11/21  4:03 pm
Inappropriate Requirements for Graduation NO SEL Concerned Parent  5/11/21  4:02 pm
Real Life Example of SEL in Schools! Just Grotesque Anonymous (98352)  5/11/21  4:00 pm
YES to SEL YES to SEL  5/11/21  3:57 pm
YES YES YES to SEL! Educator for SEL  5/11/21  3:55 pm
NO TO SEL Anonymous (98349)  5/11/21  3:47 pm
No to SEL & CRT Concerned Mom & Grandmom  5/11/21  3:32 pm
Students Have Emotional Lives and It is Up to Parents not the State To Form Their Conscience Anonymous (98347)  5/11/21  3:31 pm
SEL Opinion Edward K Bailey  5/11/21  3:24 pm
Critical Race Theory is Repugnant and Un-American Lee Dise  5/11/21  3:22 pm
YES TO SEL AND PLEASE READ WHAT IT ACTUALLY ENTAILS Anonymous (98344)  5/11/21  3:21 pm
YES to SEL! Anonymous (98343)  5/11/21  3:16 pm
Use Money To Pay Teachers More Anonymous (98341)  5/11/21  3:03 pm
Yes to SEL. Stop pretending students don’t have emotional lives Anonymous (98339)  5/11/21  2:57 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98338)  5/11/21  2:56 pm
Social Emotional Learning Standards A Concerned AMERICAN  5/11/21  2:49 pm
Yes to S.E.L Aleisha Miles  5/11/21  2:47 pm
We need SEL Thomas Sones  5/11/21  2:47 pm
Why would a good parent abrogate their responsibilities in favor of the state? Concerned father  5/11/21  2:44 pm
Yes!!! Anonymous (98330)  5/11/21  2:31 pm
Yes! Anonymous (98329)  5/11/21  2:29 pm
An investment in our future. Yes! Anonymous (98328)  5/11/21  2:28 pm
No to SEL. Flat out NO... Anonymous (98327)  5/11/21  2:27 pm
Yes to SEL Anonymous (98325)  5/11/21  2:17 pm
YES to SEL! WE NEED THIS!!! Anonymous (98324)  5/11/21  2:16 pm
NO NO NO TO SEL PWC family  5/11/21  1:55 pm
Include this in the Family Education so Parents Can OPT- OUT Anonymous (98321)  5/11/21  1:55 pm
NO TO SEL! Stop over stepping academic boundaries!! Katie  5/11/21  1:53 pm
YES TO SEL Anonymous (98319)  5/11/21  1:36 pm
No to SEL Deborah Sams  5/11/21  1:33 pm
Opposed to SEL Anonymous (98317)  5/11/21  1:32 pm
End State Sponsored Racism End Critical Race Theory Emotional Social Learning Anonymous (98316)  5/11/21  1:28 pm
SEL - YES Anonymous(e)  5/11/21  1:23 pm
No to SEL Joan Duvall  5/11/21  1:18 pm
In support of SEL Melanie Bowers  5/11/21  12:57 pm
Social Emotional Learning is Important. Amy K  5/11/21  12:54 pm
SEL a result of the abandonment of faith, its replacement with bureaucracy and policies Susan Needham  5/11/21  12:44 pm
Adamantly Oppose SEL and All Social-Political Indoctrination of Our Children in Public Schools Wanda Wylam  5/11/21  12:37 pm
YES we need SEL Colleen S Berry  5/11/21  12:15 pm
Opposed to SEL Anonymous (98301)  5/11/21  12:08 pm
SEL-Absolutely not Karen M Berkon  5/11/21  12:07 pm
IN FAVOR OF KEEPING SEL STANDARDS Ruth Hager  5/11/21  12:06 pm
SEL Dorothy Short  5/11/21  11:56 am
YES SEL!!! THANK YOU Ellie McDade-Nelson  5/11/21  11:38 am
cult-like abuse. Daryl Foxwell  5/11/21  11:30 am
Oppose Anonymous (98294)  5/11/21  11:23 am
SEL. NO Anonymous (98292)  5/11/21  10:59 am
SEL Anonymous (98291)  5/11/21  10:57 am
SEL Anonymous (98290)  5/11/21  10:57 am
SEL Anonymous (98289)  5/11/21  10:56 am
Opposed to the proposed SEL standards Werner Lind  5/11/21  10:56 am
SEL Father of 3 school aged children  5/11/21  10:44 am
No Rev. Christopher Christensen  5/11/21  10:38 am
Completely against SEL MaryAnn  5/11/21  10:31 am
Separation of "Quasi-religion" and State (education) D. Cox  5/11/21  10:03 am
SEL Keith Bly  5/11/21  9:32 am
No to SEL & CRT Concerned Dad of 3  5/11/21  9:30 am
SEL Richard Atkinson  5/11/21  9:22 am
Who made you the thought police? Informed Mother of School Aged Children  5/11/21  9:22 am
Parental Oversight of Students Julia Jones  5/11/21  9:19 am
Absolutely No!!! Megan  5/11/21  9:18 am
SEL Volpe Boykin  5/11/21  9:00 am
SEL Ronald Spanton  5/11/21  8:46 am
Oppose SEL Elaine Hanger  5/11/21  8:27 am
SEL Diana  5/11/21  8:26 am
No to SEL and CRt Cathy T  5/11/21  8:15 am
Completely opposed !!!! Sperez  5/11/21  8:10 am
Oppose! Anonymous Individual  5/11/21  7:55 am
TOTALLY OPPOSE SEL and CRT! David Reppard  5/11/21  7:32 am
NO to SEL and CRT E Martin  5/11/21  7:17 am
What happened to reading, writing and arithmetic? Brenda D. Hudsn  5/11/21  7:16 am
No to CRT! JohnR  5/11/21  6:55 am
AASA, the Superintendents Association out of Virginia Beach - Follow the SEL Money Trail Anonymous (98261)  5/11/21  6:27 am
Absolutely not. Teach Scripture, get God back in school. Jordan Morgan  5/11/21  5:16 am
Bolshevik or Nazi, you choose, but it's the same. Anonymous (98259)  5/11/21  3:29 am
No SEL or CRT Laura Bakken  5/11/21  12:28 am
Stop SEL, Stop CRT Tim Cox for Virginia  5/11/21  12:20 am
Keep controversial issues out of our schools Panos  5/10/21  11:44 pm
Stop trying to indoctrinate!!!! Anonymous Mother  5/10/21  11:34 pm
Oppose Jeremy Bailey  5/10/21  11:03 pm
VDOE SEL legislation Heidi michael  5/10/21  10:57 pm
No to SEL Marie Davis  5/10/21  10:44 pm
No to SEL & CRT! Anonymous (98251)  5/10/21  10:35 pm
VDOE Rapes Children's Minds With SEL after Raping them physically with trans policies Anonymous (98250)  5/10/21  10:28 pm
VDOE Adopts Italian Fascism as an Ideology. Jared Emry  5/10/21  10:26 pm
No justice apart from God Teacher in NOVA  5/10/21  10:21 pm
We STRONGLY OPPOSE SEL and CRT! Diane G  5/10/21  10:21 pm
Groupthink Richard O'Neill  5/10/21  10:13 pm
This is child abuse!!! Anonymous NOVA mom of 3  5/10/21  10:02 pm
My children are not your social engineering project. Jennifer H  5/10/21  9:59 pm
NO way on this racist marxist poison - God protect the children! Private person in VA tired of theft, fraud, waste, abuse via taxation  5/10/21  9:36 pm
SEL Sharon  5/10/21  9:24 pm
No to SEL Richard Waldrop  5/10/21  9:20 pm
More of this garbage? Come on. Peter Smilth  5/10/21  8:59 pm
NO TO CRT Kent Blue  5/10/21  8:58 pm
A resounding NO to SEL Alana Johnson  5/10/21  8:48 pm
SEL Anonymous (98237)  5/10/21  8:45 pm
No to SEL and CRT VA resident  5/10/21  8:45 pm
NO to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98235)  5/10/21  8:42 pm
Reject SEL socialist indoctrination Robert Mallory  5/10/21  8:13 pm
No to SEL and critical race theory Harvey/Donna Bryant  5/10/21  7:32 pm
No to SEL Anonymous (98232)  5/10/21  7:16 pm
Social Misti  5/10/21  7:08 pm
Judge people not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character Anonymous (98230)  5/10/21  6:55 pm
Stick to what you know Jb  5/10/21  6:55 pm
No to SEL & CRT Anonymous (98228)  5/10/21  6:48 pm
NO to SEL and CRT. anon. due to the cancel culture mob  5/10/21  6:27 pm
Comment about SEL Evelyn  5/10/21  6:18 pm
Parental roles, Government roles Anonymous (98222)  5/10/21  6:15 pm
Virginia's version of China's Social Credit Score Anonymous due to Cancel Culture  5/10/21  6:14 pm
No to CRT, SEL and TMP Mike G.  5/10/21  6:13 pm
No SEL William Senn  5/10/21  6:08 pm
No to SEL and CRT Chip Isbell  5/10/21  5:59 pm
SEL and Critical Race Theory Susan Ashton  5/10/21  5:57 pm
SEL Hannah Boyle  5/10/21  5:56 pm
No to crt Thomas V  5/10/21  5:56 pm
What happened to reading, writing and arithmetic? Tim  5/10/21  5:27 pm
SEL CRT Education Anonymous (98211)  5/10/21  5:19 pm
NO to Sel and CRT Anonymous (98210)  5/10/21  5:14 pm
NO to Sel and CRT Garland  5/10/21  5:05 pm
No to SEL and CRT James  5/10/21  4:59 pm
No SEL No CRT Anonymous (98207)  5/10/21  4:59 pm
Teach scripture and you will not need to develop and teach these other things. Pat Hutchison  5/10/21  4:59 pm
No to SEL Concerned Parent  5/10/21  4:57 pm
Focus on Academics Mary Martinez  5/10/21  4:54 pm
No To SEL and CRT Lynn R  5/10/21  4:44 pm
NO to SEL and CRT VA Parent of 6  5/10/21  4:37 pm
Opt Out Anonymous (98200)  5/10/21  4:17 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98199)  5/10/21  4:14 pm
Atheism is not our countries answer. Anonymous (98198)  5/10/21  4:11 pm
NO TO SEL and CRT! Kelly Newcome  5/10/21  4:09 pm
Critical Race Theory is Illiberal Elizabeth Kean  5/10/21  4:00 pm
Thank you for SEL, racism, transgender training! Anonymous (98195)  5/10/21  3:50 pm
Not to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98194)  5/10/21  3:46 pm
NO to CRT and SEL Cheri Chapman  5/10/21  3:45 pm
No to SEL, CET Anonymous (98192)  5/10/21  3:41 pm
No! Anonymous (98191)  5/10/21  3:40 pm
SEL, CRT, etc.... James L. Bland  5/10/21  3:39 pm
SEL Anonymous (98189)  5/10/21  3:32 pm
No to SEL and CRT. . Terri Jordan  5/10/21  3:23 pm
No To SEL Anonymous (98187)  5/10/21  3:21 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98186)  5/10/21  3:20 pm
Virginia Social Emotional Learning Standards Mary Clancy Czarnecki  5/10/21  3:19 pm
NO to CRT. Anonymous (98184)  5/10/21  3:13 pm
Equality Not Equity Anonymous (98183)  5/10/21  3:06 pm
SEL, CRT Tyler Blount  5/10/21  3:06 pm
Accreditation should not be tied to emotions Tim McGhee  5/10/21  3:02 pm
This Social Engineering controls our youth by manipulating legislation in VA to suit the Elites Audra Slabach  5/10/21  2:55 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98178)  5/10/21  2:53 pm
Opposition to Psychological Brainwashing in Schools Jacqueline Cunningham  5/10/21  2:52 pm
No to SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) and CRT (Critical Race Theory) Randy Rowekamp  5/10/21  2:49 pm
Did the VADoE adopt Orwellian and Machiavellian principles Anonymous (98175)  5/10/21  2:48 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98174)  5/10/21  2:46 pm
SEL Anonymous (98173)  5/10/21  2:45 pm
NO to SEL - Stop replacing parents Anonymous (98171)  5/10/21  2:43 pm
No to SEL and CRT!!!!!!!!! Dave Harris  5/10/21  2:42 pm
Absolutely unnecessary - both SEL and CRT Samantha Adams  5/10/21  2:40 pm
NO!! to SER or CRT Sara Rowekamp  5/10/21  2:37 pm
" transgender" policies Pierre Lepine  5/10/21  2:35 pm
I oppose SEL and CRT M. Gallahan  5/10/21  2:34 pm
Strongly opposed to SEL Anonymous (98164)  5/10/21  2:34 pm
The implementation of Critical Race Theory Larry Lane  5/10/21  2:31 pm
No! Rebecca Cousins  5/10/21  2:28 pm
oppose SEL and CRT Susan Okamoto  5/10/21  2:26 pm
SEL Dr. Harold Diggs  5/10/21  2:20 pm
Opposed to SEL Curtis Cornell  5/10/21  2:19 pm
No! A.Sexton  5/10/21  2:12 pm
Put God back in the school Heather Mitchell  5/10/21  2:11 pm
No to SEL and CRT Elizabeth H.  5/10/21  2:08 pm
NO to SEL and CRT Jean M  5/10/21  2:06 pm
No to Critical Race Theory. Mike Kelley  5/10/21  2:04 pm
Social Emotional learning Anonymous (98152)  5/10/21  2:03 pm
SEL and CRT training Anonymous (98151)  5/10/21  2:02 pm
the 1st amendment secures freedom of religion which cannot be taken away. Mike Kelley  5/10/21  2:00 pm
NO TO SEL AND CRT Anonymous (98149)  5/10/21  1:58 pm
Values Anonymous (98148)  5/10/21  1:57 pm
NO to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98147)  5/10/21  1:56 pm
Select and Crt Anonymous (98146)  5/10/21  1:46 pm
Oppose Laura S  5/10/21  1:46 pm
Select and Crt Anonymous (98144)  5/10/21  1:45 pm
Say NO Tom Best  5/10/21  1:39 pm
Say NO! Gina  5/10/21  1:36 pm
No to SEL!! Kelly Hurst  5/10/21  1:35 pm
SEL & CRT Janet Bell  5/10/21  1:34 pm
Social and Emotional Learning does not belong to VA Department of Education Vicky Cook  5/10/21  1:32 pm
Adamantly opposed to SEL Dr. Richard L Klobuchar  5/10/21  1:30 pm
No To SEL and CRT Anonymous (98136)  5/10/21  1:30 pm
SEL Not necessary Merlene Mallory  5/10/21  1:29 pm
NO SEL Greg Edmonds  5/10/21  1:27 pm
Virginia Social Emotional Learning Standards (SEL) Ronald D Ford  5/10/21  1:24 pm
Strongly opposed Amanda M  5/10/21  1:22 pm
NO to SEL Sylvia Wayne  5/10/21  1:22 pm
No to SEL and CRT STefanie Ragano  5/10/21  1:22 pm
Oppose SEL Anonymous (98128)  5/10/21  1:21 pm
DEL doesn't James Shupe  5/10/21  1:21 pm
No to SEL! A parent’s job. Kids need to learn to think critically &question & have their own opinion Anonymous (98126)  5/10/21  1:19 pm
NO to SEL Bluemax  5/10/21  1:15 pm
No to SEL Lisa Bennett  5/10/21  1:09 pm
SEL MORRIS DILLINGHAM  5/10/21  1:07 pm
Stop The Indoctrination John Kehler  5/10/21  1:05 pm
No to SEL Anonymous (98121)  5/10/21  1:00 pm
SEL has no place in the public school system Linda Cullop  5/10/21  12:58 pm
Va Social Emotional Learning Standards MaryJane Murray  5/10/21  12:57 pm
No to HB753 and SEL Concerned parent of three  5/10/21  12:53 pm
NO to SEL!!!!! Don H.  5/10/21  12:51 pm
Don’t include these standards Kirstin D  5/10/21  12:47 pm
Accreditation standards Spencer Warren  5/10/21  12:46 pm
CRT 100% UNACCEPTABLE Deeply Concerned Parent  5/10/21  12:42 pm
SEL Resident of Virginia  5/10/21  12:41 pm
No Way!!!! Gwen Clingman  5/10/21  12:41 pm
No to SEL and CRT Anonymous (98111)  5/10/21  12:39 pm
We do not need this Marxist & Psychological Indoctrination of our Young People David Bradley  5/10/21  12:39 pm
No to SEL and NO to Critical Race theory Virginia Mom  5/10/21  12:35 pm
Focus on the basics! Elizabeth N Kernan  5/10/21  12:35 pm
sel/crt teaching Linda  5/10/21  12:35 pm
SEL/CRT Anonymous (98106)  5/10/21  12:31 pm
No to CRT and SEL Susan  5/10/21  12:30 pm
Strongly opposed to all aspects of SEL & CRT Paula  5/10/21  12:30 pm
I strongly oppose, due to discrimination against and infringement on rights of others Patricia M Tryal  5/10/21  12:29 pm
No SEL D. Rice  5/10/21  12:29 pm
SEL Barbara Middleton  5/10/21  12:25 pm
Definitive NO Anonymous (98100)  5/10/21  12:22 pm
SEL Regulations Michael Helsabeck  5/10/21  12:21 pm
I support SEL in schools Anonymous (98098)  5/10/21  12:19 pm
NO ON SEL and CRT !! John D. Hooper  5/10/21  12:18 pm
No to SEL and CRT Margaret Lyle  5/10/21  12:18 pm
No! Anonymous (98095)  5/10/21  12:15 pm
SEL Mary  5/10/21  12:11 pm
No to this Insanity - Social Emotional Learning Standards Paul Perrone  5/10/21  12:10 pm
Virginia DOE: Strongly oppose SEL and CRT Pete King  5/10/21  12:10 pm
Sorry not to be able to trust you with these sensitive subjects Mary Stine  5/10/21  12:10 pm
Strongly Oppose Stephen W  5/10/21  12:09 pm
No SEL Anonymous (98089)  5/10/21  12:05 pm
Virginia DOE policy on SEL & CRT Pete King  5/10/21  12:05 pm
Absolutely NOT! Concerned VA Mom and Educator  5/10/21  12:03 pm
This curriculum is Socialistic and indoctrinates rather than teaches. William Asbell  5/10/21  12:03 pm
NO SEL Anonymous (98085)  5/10/21  12:01 pm
SEL CRT Transgender Policy WILLIAM YONTZ  5/10/21  12:00 pm
This is as bad as prosecuting Christians Concerned Christian  5/10/21  12:00 pm
strongly oppose - This is parent's role, not school's or government's Anonymous (98082)  5/10/21  11:59 am
How to Regiment their Little Minds--SEL Dr. J.  5/10/21  11:59 am
OPPOSED TO SEL - Educate / Do Not Indoctrinate Robert Powers, Concerned citizen of the Commonwealth  5/10/21  11:59 am
No to Social Emotional false Learning Anonymous (98079)  5/10/21  11:55 am
Critical thinking vs SEL & CRT M R  5/10/21  11:54 am
Oppose SEL and CRT Connie Youngman  5/10/21  11:53 am
NO!!!! Susan  5/10/21  11:53 am
Mothers and Fathers Know Best Annie Jones  5/10/21  11:51 am
Please stop making it harder for teachers Candice Spaulding  5/10/21  11:50 am
No to SEL and CRT! Kirk  5/10/21  11:48 am
NO on SEL and CRT Ashley Kisselman  5/10/21  11:46 am
SEL NO! Don Nicholson  5/10/21  11:43 am
Strongly oppose SEL and CRT N Briggs  5/10/21  11:42 am
SEL standards should be stopped. Promoting Transgender programs hurts students. Douglas F Turner  5/10/21  11:41 am
Adamantly Opposed Virginia Donaldson  5/10/21  11:41 am
Periodic Review of the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia Parent  5/10/21  11:39 am
SEL standard and an alliance with the Aspen Foundation Richard Ciofani  5/10/21  11:39 am
NO to Virginia Social Emotional Learning!! Amy  5/10/21  11:38 am
Schools teach academics and Parents teach Social, discipline respect etc Anonymous (98064)  5/10/21  11:33 am
NO TO SEL, 1619, CRT, WOKENESS Amanda  5/10/21  11:33 am
No to SEL!!! Melody  5/10/21  11:31 am
Oppose Aspects of This Adam Gifford  5/10/21  11:30 am
Strongly oppose CRT and SEL Kathy Shaibani  5/10/21  11:29 am
Strongly OpposeTransgender Education Policy Dennis Huyck  5/10/21  11:29 am
“Virginia Social Emotional Learning Standards” (SEL) Sheran Rigg  5/10/21  11:26 am
No to SEL Jeanne Lee  5/10/21  11:25 am
Strongly oppose Sophie  5/10/21  11:25 am
A concerned parent ready to act Anonymous (98054)  5/10/21  11:25 am
Strongly oppose!! Dean Dye  5/10/21  11:25 am
Transgender policies Dean Dye  5/10/21  11:23 am
STRONGLY OPPOSE Mike Patterson  5/10/21  11:20 am
A high schoolers opinion Anonymous (98050)  5/10/21  11:17 am
Strongly oppose CRT Anonymous (98049)  5/10/21  11:16 am
Strongly oppose Anonymous (98048)  5/10/21  11:13 am
OPPOSE SEL, CRT, equity and the 1619 project. Concerned parent and taxpayer  5/10/21  11:07 am
No Equity aka cultural marxism in our schools CRT opposed parent  5/10/21  9:29 am
Example of Social Emotional Learning in Nearby County+ Local Example Unacceptable Anonymous (98037)  5/9/21  2:55 pm
SEL Standards in our schools VA parent and grandparent  5/9/21  2:13 pm
STOP 1619 PROJECT AND FALSE CRITICAL RACE THEORY Concerned Parent  5/9/21  12:47 pm
STOP 1619 PROJECT AND FALSE CRITICAL RACE THEORY Anonymous (98034)  5/9/21  12:36 pm
Stop Focusing on Skin Color! Angry parent  5/9/21  8:27 am
IRB-like peer review needed in standards development Anonymous (98032)  5/9/21  8:19 am
Teach kids, stop trying to manipulate them Anonymous (98031)  5/9/21  7:53 am
Demanding more of teachers Retired Teacher  5/8/21  9:46 pm
Haven't we gained any wisdom? No to CRT in schools or anywhere else for that matter Mrs. M  5/8/21  6:51 pm
Only Racists who Want their Children to be Slaves to the Left Would Support CRT and SEL Anonymous (98023)  5/8/21  12:51 pm
Critical Race Theory teaches racism Anonymous (98022)  5/8/21  11:30 am
No on CRT Concerned citizen/mother  5/8/21  10:40 am
Not your job , do not support. Concerned citizen  5/8/21  9:02 am
Opposed to SEL Concerned Parent  5/8/21  7:58 am
SEL & CRT - essential components of holistic schools Anonymous (98018)  5/8/21  3:14 am
Unacceptable Anonymous (98017)  5/7/21  11:11 pm
OPPOSED - STOP politicizing and abusing our children and their education! Mom For Equal Opportunity, Integrity and Dignity for All  5/7/21  10:24 pm
Courageous to Fight Against the Atrocity of Social and Emotional Learning Anonymous (98010)  5/7/21  10:16 pm
I will fight for Those that Cannot Go to Private Fatith Based School Anonymous (98009)  5/7/21  10:04 pm
Judge by the Content of a Childs Character Not the Color of Their Skin Anonymous (98008)  5/7/21  9:58 pm
End State Sponsored Racism End Critical Race Theory Emotional Social Learning Anonymous (98007)  5/7/21  9:55 pm
Social Emotional Learning Anonymous (98006)  5/7/21  9:53 pm
Social Emotional Learning Standards—Disturbing Anonymous (98004)  5/7/21  9:06 pm
Will never move to back to VA. BMC  5/7/21  8:55 pm
No to CRT Anonymous (98001)  5/7/21  6:40 pm
Stop spending millions in CRT garbage Mom with common sense  5/7/21  5:55 pm
NO! Anonymous (97999)  5/7/21  5:03 pm
ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Ash  5/7/21  4:32 pm
BACK TO BASICS A Former teacher and concerned grandparent  5/7/21  4:25 pm
In FULL SUPPORT of teaching SEL Anonymous (97996)  5/7/21  3:14 pm
In SUPPORT OF April Watson  5/7/21  2:18 pm
Stop indoctrinating children with Marxism Anonymous (97994)  5/7/21  2:12 pm
NO to social emotional learning, NO CRT and NO masks! Anonymous (97992)  5/7/21  1:39 pm
Yes for Social Emotional Learning Sarah Crosby  5/7/21  1:33 pm
No more masks Concerned Auntie  5/7/21  12:48 pm
Subjective Racism Xavier Dilemut  5/7/21  12:40 pm
NO CRT...NO SEL...MAKE EDUCATION GREAT AGAIN!!!! Anonymous (97986)  5/7/21  12:39 pm
Excited Merry Joy DeCarmo  5/7/21  10:45 am
Not in favor Anonymous (97981)  5/7/21  10:45 am
Please just stop N Ward  5/7/21  9:42 am
Vague and confusing Anonymous (97978)  5/7/21  8:59 am
Social emotional learning Concernd Parent  5/7/21  8:43 am
Vague and subjective Nona Faber  5/6/21  11:40 pm
CRT...long overdue Jimmy  5/6/21  11:19 pm
You Will Lose Your Teachers Anonymous (97969)  5/6/21  4:47 pm
Stop Public Schools Indoctrination Concerned Father  5/6/21  11:33 am
1st grader was taught about sexual identity in school! Anonymous (97965)  5/6/21  11:21 am
Values should be taught at home Anonymous (97964)  5/6/21  11:10 am
CRT does not belong in schools Anonymous (97963)  5/6/21  11:07 am
Oppose CRT Dianna L Howard  5/6/21  6:08 am
say No to CRT, say yes to content of character message of MLK Susan Cox  5/6/21  12:00 am
Social emotional learning Monica Sadeghi  5/5/21  11:33 pm
Content of character not race--focus on academics and give students service projects Virginia Mom  5/5/21  10:48 pm
You are causing the downfall of public education Lauren B  5/5/21  9:49 pm
Say no to CRT Carol Nylander  5/5/21  9:42 pm
NO CRT or SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN SCHOOLS. NO MASKS Anonymous (97949)  5/5/21  8:08 pm
A child's social emotional health is the responsibility of parents. Anonymous (97948)  5/5/21  7:58 pm
No CRT for thee LOCO Board of Eds Red Headed Stepchild  5/5/21  7:49 pm
CRT Debbie D  5/5/21  7:10 pm
You ruined math John Smilth  5/5/21  6:25 pm
REJECTED: Too much of the liberal 'issue du jour'....conscious bias and unconscious (implicit) bias Bls  5/5/21  2:42 pm
Say No Proposed SEL Katy Damico  5/5/21  1:53 pm
NO value Simon  5/5/21  1:19 pm
Don’t Allow this to happen!! Adam Kozlak  5/5/21  12:30 pm
No social justice in schools Steven Sawyer  5/5/21  7:41 am
Do not allow "social emotional learning" in Virginia schools!!!! Jesse Horak  5/5/21  7:22 am
You are not PARENTS Bunny  5/5/21  6:45 am
Do not pass this on to our school. Larry Scott  5/5/21  6:06 am
No means no Jeremy Wright  5/5/21  12:44 am
Pushing Democrat racial agendas on K-12 students is immoral if not illegal Brian Davison  5/5/21  12:26 am
Racism disguised as social justice is wrong. Virginia Dad  5/4/21  10:35 pm
Keep the politics out!!!! Ngoc  5/4/21  10:02 pm
Focusing on Race is a Disgrace! Anonymous (97915)  5/4/21  9:33 pm
SEL Anonymous (97914)  5/4/21  9:21 pm
Stop paying taxes to support this crap Nyam  5/4/21  8:54 pm
No M Gibson  5/4/21  8:40 pm
Keep this Marxist agenda out of our schools! Focus on teaching skills, not radical ideologies. J. Economy  5/4/21  8:23 pm
First Amendment Concerns Mike Horning  5/4/21  8:15 pm
Teach school Lisa Kelly  5/4/21  8:13 pm
Social Emotional Learning Standards Virginia Parent  5/4/21  8:01 pm
Stop usurping parental and family rights and values! VA Mom  5/4/21  7:43 pm
Focus on education Anonymous (97905)  5/4/21  6:48 pm
Stick to teaching academics Va Mom  5/4/21  5:59 pm
Stop the lunacy! Very concerned parent  5/4/21  5:24 pm
https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Comments.cfm?GDocForumID=545 Anonymous (97897)  5/4/21  4:27 pm
Not in my children's school! Anonymous (97896)  5/4/21  4:24 pm
Stop indoctrinating our kids Ashburn mom  5/4/21  4:24 pm
No! Va Educator and Mom  5/4/21  3:20 pm
Keep this nonsense out of our schools Virginia Dad  5/4/21  3:16 pm
Also Enter Comments in this Forum!!!!! Anonymous (97887)  5/4/21  2:36 pm
ABSOLUTELY NOT Elicia Brand  5/4/21  2:25 pm
Martin Luther King would be ashamed Alex  5/4/21  1:46 pm
Not my tax dollars Sajni  5/4/21  1:44 pm
NO to SEL! Kelly Barncord  5/4/21  12:39 pm
Valuable Classroom TIme Wasted: Virginia Does not Own the Children but They Want To Anonymous (97878)  5/4/21  12:02 pm
SEL curriculum is unacceptable Emily Burke  5/4/21  11:37 am
“social-emotional learning” Shane Shaw  5/4/21  11:34 am
CRT Standards update Anonymous (97875)  5/4/21  11:33 am
Keep CRT out of our schools Chad H  5/4/21  11:13 am
Incorrect Public Comment Forum here for proposed SEL standards? Clarification needed from Town Hall Anonymous (97871)  5/4/21  11:12 am
Bad agenda, new package Time to move  5/4/21  10:05 am
Provide a link to the official proposed document and then restart public comment Anonymous (97868)  5/4/21  9:31 am
Pure racism in Public Education Takumi  5/4/21  9:20 am
Keep political ideology and pseudo-science out of our schools Anonymous (97866)  5/4/21  9:10 am
One world government agenda Karen  5/4/21  9:03 am
The problem with equity (and standard SeA1) Lynda Gruen  5/4/21  8:51 am
Shifting away from academics and headed into parenting territory Anonymous (97861)  5/4/21  7:05 am
Homeschool it is! Steph Lo  5/4/21  6:56 am
Please Remove or Significantly Revise Select Proposed Social Emotional Learning Standards Thomas A.  5/4/21  5:43 am
Social Emotional Learning Standards - VDOE Lynda Gruen  5/4/21  2:11 am
Virginia public education curriculum L Bangert  5/4/21  1:17 am
SEL aids not something teachers shod be teaching Katie  5/3/21  11:04 pm
Opposed Virginia Mom  5/3/21  10:08 pm
6th grade SEL - At your school, how often are you encouraged to think more deeply about race? Anonymous (97852)  5/3/21  9:48 pm
Keep state sanctioned racism out of our schools Anonymous (97851)  5/3/21  9:47 pm
Keep your religion out of my kids school. Anonymous (97849)  5/3/21  9:39 pm
Bad idea! Anonymous (97848)  5/3/21  8:47 pm
This is religious ethics being taught in schools Ryan Holloway  5/3/21  8:35 pm
Stay in your lane Anonymous (97846)  5/3/21  8:21 pm
Nazi Propaganda Anonymous (97844)  5/3/21  7:38 pm
Go back to teaching and stop indoctrinating Anonymous (97843)  5/3/21  7:32 pm
Inappropriate intrusion into the family. Anonymous (97842)  5/3/21  7:26 pm
Stay in your lane. These kids aren’t yours. Not your job Anonymous (97841)  5/3/21  7:09 pm
Virginia Can and Should do Better Anonymous (97840)  5/3/21  7:05 pm
Solid Reason to Push for School Choice Anonymous (97838)  5/3/21  6:43 pm
Not your job. Anonymous (97837)  5/3/21  6:29 pm
Racism in a new package Proud American  5/3/21  6:20 pm
You aren’t getting the point Anon  5/3/21  6:16 pm
Will not help students be successful Tim Roche  5/3/21  6:11 pm
Orwellian Anonymous (97833)  5/3/21  6:09 pm
Strongly Object Anonymous (97832)  5/3/21  6:08 pm
Enough is enough JMF  5/3/21  6:02 pm
SEL Anonymous (97830)  5/3/21  5:45 pm
No CRT for VA. This is a mind virus. Teach REALITY not CRT Anonymous (97827)  5/3/21  5:29 pm
Not academic content and should not be required Anonymous (97825)  5/3/21  5:15 pm
Why my kids have been in private school for 16 years Michael  5/3/21  4:58 pm
CRT Anonymous (97822)  5/3/21  4:36 pm
indoctrination John E Martin  5/3/21  3:24 pm
Take Morgan Freeman's advice! "STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!" Sue Sherrilll  5/3/21  3:20 pm
in loco parentis run amok Howard Turner  5/3/21  2:45 pm
Unbelievable that this would even be considered. Joyce Martin  5/3/21  12:26 pm
Please no!!!! Anonymous (97809)  5/3/21  10:53 am
Shame - shame on the Democratic left_ Parents WILL Not allow this Propaganda George  5/3/21  9:55 am
This is Un Constitutional and face criminal charges for all those who try to implement Gloria Geo  5/3/21  9:44 am
Now I understand why you buried this where it could not easily be found Brian Brown  5/2/21  10:57 pm
It is as bad as it sounds Anonymous (97802)  5/2/21  10:23 pm
You've turned a leftist Republican Brandi Shaeffer  5/2/21  10:16 pm
Stop with the neo marxism Anonymous (97800)  5/2/21  9:57 pm
Stop trying to further divide our population Anonymous (97798)  5/2/21  9:12 pm
Fight for our national treasure Anonymous (97797)  5/2/21  8:41 pm
I object this course in any American schools. Olga Myr  5/2/21  7:29 pm
Group and tribalism based pernicious ideology. So you all want to destroy civil society? Anonymous (97795)  5/2/21  7:21 pm
SEL is (big) money-making for venture capitalists and "philanthropic foundations" Anonymous (97794)  5/2/21  6:06 pm
Opt Out Anonymous (97793)  5/2/21  5:17 pm
SEL is a disgrace to our society Anonymous (97791)  5/2/21  2:20 pm
Disgusted with the Education System Anonymous (97790)  5/2/21  1:15 pm
Emotional and Social Learning Anonymous (97789)  5/2/21  1:11 pm
Stop the Abuse of Children Anonymous (97788)  5/2/21  12:57 pm
Inappropriate Requirements for Graduation Anonymous (97787)  5/2/21  12:54 pm
Stop with the SJW programming Anonymous (97786)  5/2/21  12:19 pm
Not appropriate Suzy Cook  5/2/21  6:24 am
Totally Inappropriate Anonymous (97777)  5/1/21  1:03 pm
Very worrisome Laurel Garrelts  4/30/21  10:24 pm
SEL Standards Equals Soft Marxism James Whitehead  4/30/21  10:18 pm
Not your role or decision Maria Paluzsay  4/30/21  9:06 pm
Not at all acceptable! Beth, Concerned Citzen  4/30/21  8:35 pm
These standards are filled with leftist radical ideology Joseph Hager  4/30/21  5:24 pm
These standards are fatally biased E. O'Brien  4/30/21  5:01 pm
SEL Standards are profoundly partisan James C. Sherlock  4/30/21  4:00 pm
SEL Standards are profoundly partisan JAMES C. SHERLOCK  4/30/21  3:31 pm
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