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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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8/1/22  1:08 pm
Commenter: SEB

Students should have access
 

Students should have access to books in the schools that broaden their world view and provide them with the ability to empathize with others. Censorship is a slippery slope that results in a populace that is uneducated and judgmental. All parents have the right should they have a concern about specific content to opt out. Their beliefs should not infringe upon the rights of the other children in that classroom to have a broader perspective and comprehensive education. It is not the right nor the role of the government to censor what is being taught in our classrooms.  As a parent, I want my kids to be able to be exposed to rich text, fine art, and challenging ideas in their public education classroom. 

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