Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
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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8/2/22  11:47 pm
Commenter: Dawn Keene

Stop censoring books

Books that already enter school libraries are already researched by librarians and educators for their merit.  They aren’t pushing some “gay” agenda either.  Also, gay community should be able to celebrate without the fear of being fired or being labeled a pedophile. Many children and young adults should be able find books on school library shelves that have relatable characters and rich experiences that they can identify with.   The practice of censoring of books with sexual content is a discriminatory policy based on sexual orientation.  When you remove books from the bookshelves, you are not only silencing their voice, but their identity.  Honestly, do you think a librarian would give a high school level book to a kindergarten? The answer is NO!  Let librarians do their job! Stop censoring life.  

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