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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1/15/14  10:38 am
Commenter: Student FCPS

In support of

I'm a tenth grader in English honors.  I consider myself well-rounded and experienced for my age as I'm a military kid who has moved all around the world.  I have toured Anne Frank's home and I've lived in Germany for many years - hearing about the Holocaust from the German as well as the American standpoint.  The books that I've been asked to year since being in FCPS  have definately had a negative effect on me.  I have at times, told my mother that they've made me feel depressed and as a teenage boy - I don't need to read topics such as boy on boy rape, family incest, etc.  I know it's out there but I don't need to read about it over and over again.  Please give us options with alternative books or to opt out.  


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