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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1/4/14  12:59 pm
Commenter: Kris Allen

Parents Should Choose

Its the parents right (read: a just claim) to decide for  their child -- who is not of a majority age -- where the line is drawn between education and indoctrination; moral teaching and immoral teaching; civility and incivility. Because words form ideas and ideas have consequences, the words we use are important.  "Controversial" and "sensitive" only have meaning within a context.  I think the parent, to whom the child belongs and who has ultimate responsibility for the child's welfare, is the sole arbiter of this determination.  

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