Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Action Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
Comment Period Ended on 1/15/2014
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12/17/13  1:06 pm
Commenter: Rodney Bennett, educated citizen

All education is controversial, and critical.

Points of view are often different.  Thank God.  Education (and democracy) relies on the free exchange of these points of view.  Therefore, controversy is expected; it is a given.  To keep a student away from controversy is to deny education.  In this way it is also a fetter on good citizenship.  The onus should remain on parents, NOT teachers, to censor their child's education.  This ammendment should be struck down.  In leiu, please consider giving teachers a pay raise.  

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