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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1/12/14  3:20 pm
Commenter: Yvonne Laffoon

parental notification of sexually explicit reading materials being used in the classroom

I remember being required to read "Catcher in the Rye" in high school. Most of the class thought that a father who would introduce his son to the subject of sex by takiing him to visit a prostitute was horrible and wrong. The teacher thought that the book was a 'beautiful coming-of-age' story and couldn't understand why we all thought it was so evil. She had evidently never been taught morals! I know my mom would have been horrified if she knew what we were reading. That was over 40 years ago! This has been going  on for way too long! The schools need to stop trying to subvert school students to a Godless way of life. No wonder we have so many school shootings! The students are being taught that since we "evolved," we are no different from animals and therefore, our presence here has no significance. So, it's no big deal if he/she decides to blow away as many as possible before they are killed themselves.

Logic alone should tell anyone that garbage in equals garbage out!  If you fill a child's head with bad stuff, bad stuff will come out, just to make the concept perfectly plain and simple. Please support legislation to help parents protect our children from garbage!  Thank you.

Yvonne Laffoon

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