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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1/7/14  11:01 am
Commenter: Melissa Rollosson

Opposed for many reasons

The wording of this regulation is extermely vague.  Who decides what is "sensitive"? And to what *true* purpose?  This regulation sounds suspiciously like censorship to me. Is my child's education going to be narrowed by someone else's view of "sensitive"? Many students live in households where only one opinion is allowed.  How can our children be exposed to an opposing view if it is censored by someone who thinks it might be "sensitive"? Afterall, sensitive is an opinion.

As a parent I am certainly not opposed to my child learning a viewpoint other than mine. As an educator I am offended that someone else would decide what content I can/cannot teach in my classroom.

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