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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1/14/14  1:25 pm
Commenter: Janelle Benzick, Tallwood High School


People are just looking for a way out of learning material and skills necessary for the future. Many times in a person's life, one will come across offensive or inappropriate material, so it's important for them to know how to handle situations like these without imput from other people, such as nosy parents who don't want their children to grow up. Making these booklets available for parents or students is not only a waste of time, but it will just be an obstacle for the school system to deal with this subject matter that will not change.

What is the point of informing parents of this material, if no matter what they do, the material will not be changed?

. . . The answer is, that there is no point because the students not only need to learn this material as part of maturation, but also, with age they need to learn how to become more independent and forming their own opinions, and this booklet may prevent both of these from occuring.   

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