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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 Ends 1/15/2014
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1/14/14  11:16 am
Commenter: David Bartlett

Regulate data input; control data output. Absolutely NOT!

My title comment should say it all. Why do we allow Public "Education" to be Public "Obedience"? These children are not being educated, they are being sedated. The less we tell and show them, the less they know. The more we allow them to explore information, strike out on their own and take risks; the more confidence they develop and the more they tend to challenge themselves. When this happens in a citizen, it's called "creative" or "Independent Thought". Here's the problem with that: Independent Thinkers tend to question "authority" and why Higher-Ups would want to keep certain information from them. And if the independent thinker really persists (because of their self-confidence and curiousity), they will find out why. 

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