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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12/16/13  11:12 am
Commenter: L. Mark dePaulo Jr. USNR, MSEd, Pittsylvania County Schools, Gretna High

This is an idea and legislation which is fundamentally misguided, ill-conceived, and simply wrong.

This reminds me of a former principal who objected to films of the Holocaust because they were too "graphic". My answer to that was "that is the problem with Holocausts, they are simply TOO GRAPHIC. Is this really the best that our legislature can do? But then let us not  listen to  the "pointy end of the spear" in the direction of your decision making. We are simply the ones who actually "know" what education needs, and conversely what it does not. But none of this surprises us. Was it not this legislature which presided over the dismantling and partial destruction of public education in the Commonwealth? Shame on you all.


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