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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12/17/13  1:23 pm
Commenter: Freyja Bergthorson, parent

Reject this ammendment

As a parent, I recognize the importance of my children being exposed to a wide variety of ideas and opinions.  When I send my children to school, I hope that their minds are being broadened, and that they are learning to think critically, and become informed citizens who are capable of making their own decisions.  

It is my job as a parent to have discussions with my children, and to help them learn to understand the ideas of others, even those they might find offensive, or which bring up 'sensitive' issues.  It is not the job of teachers to notify me of 'sensitive' information, but to broaden the minds of my children and help them to learn to think critcially for themselves -- something they can not learn to do well without engaging with content that some may find sensitive.  

Please reject this ammendment & protect the minds of our children from those who would seek to impose the blinders of censorship upon them.

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