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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 Ends 1/15/2014
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1/13/14  4:12 pm
Commenter: Emily Taylor, Educator

Reject-Not in the best interest of Education

This Amendment is not in the best interest of students, schools, or teachers.  The wording is vague and open to too much interpretation.  Who would decide if something was "controversial?"  If parents want that much control over their child's education then perhaps a home school, or private school is more appropriate.  Educators are professionals and should be treated as such.  If parents have concerns about what is being taught to their children they should bring that up with the teacher and school.  

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