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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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7/26/22  5:38 pm
Commenter: Someone with common sense

Strongly oppose of course

Anyone with the most basic knowledge of how public schools work knows that parents already have the right to opt their child out of material they don't like. No one is stopping you from exercising that right.

What you are trying to do is restrict the rights of others. You are trying to prevent students from learning.

Keep your hateful, bigoted, and flat out awful views out of schools. If you want to live in your own closed off make believe world (which is also negative and hurtful for your own children), you have that option. Other parents would actually like their children to learn.

Teachers are highly trained professionals that understand how best to educate children on all sorts of topics. You are not. They are hardworking people that dedicate their lives to helping raise our children. You are a hatemongering individual who is attempting to deny others their rights because you don't like them.

The very fact that a bill like this has a possibility of passing demonstrates just how much better we need to do in teaching diversity and acceptance. It is sad to see so many hateful individuals trying to silence those that don't conform to their very narrow world view.

Please put this horrid and backwards bill to rest. Don't allow hate to continue. Allow our students the ability to learn without hinderance from a small but very vocal fringe group.

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