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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12/19/13  9:23 am
Commenter: Dave Scott

Reject this amendment

Is evolution a sensitive subject that requires extra notice? The Holocaust? Slavery? The Civil War? The oppression of women throughout history? Hunger in America today? The financial divide between races in America? Who decides? With what instrument would we measure the sensitivity of information? 

This is the job of parents, not teachers or administrators. We should reject this amendment as another attempt to shift the responsibilities of parents onto the already overloaded responsibilities of educators.

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