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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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7/8/22  1:33 pm
Commenter: Mark Menotti

Nice Start but Needs to Be Broader
 

Parental notification, review, and consent should be for ALL MATERIAL that students may encounter in the course of their education within the State.  Education of children, is, first-and-foremost, the responsibility of the PARENTS and NOT THE STATE (or any government). The State (government) is there to assist the parent/citizen and not to over-ride them.  Simply limiting this to "sexually explicit" material, while helpful, doesn't go far enough.  I don't want the children exposed to political one-sided material that isn't balanced.  I don't want children exposed to CRT (or how Fairfax County attempts to hide CRT by using terms like "equity") that is an unbalanced view of history/civics/society.  This policy should leaves too much room for potential abuse by nefarious individuals who want to push their personal agenda and "life philosophy" on the children.  In summary, this is a good/solid start but needs to go further to protect children, parents, and families from unethical and immoral forces that have driven our society in the wrong direction.  

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