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  3:46 pm
Commenter: Lisa Shelton Haertel

Oppose Amendment

As an English teacher, I am opposed to this amendment because it would create additional paperwork within our paper saturated school divisions.  Additionally, the canon of literature studied in schools contains many selections that have provocative ideas; the lively discussion of these ideas is a cornerstone, in my opinion, of education in a democratic nation.  Let schools and parents work independently to resolve issues that may arise.

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