I firmly support policy and/or Virginia Code requiring schools to notify parents of the use of sexually explicit material for instruction. I also support parents having the right to choose alternative material be used to instruct their child. However, as a parent and public educator, I have to ask why anyone seems it necessary to use sexually explicit material to teach any of Virginia’s Standards of Learning. All can be taught without the use of explicit material. I would prefer sexually explicit material be banned from public schools and children under 18 years of age.