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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1/15/14  5:26 pm
Commenter: D. Staley - parent

Reject limits on "controversial" subjects/materials - let teachers Teach

Reject limits on "controversial" subjects/materials - let teachers Teach

Teachers (and our school environments) must strive to create an environment where uncomfortable, difficult, even offensive, subjects, events, ideas, etc. may be discussed from a broad perspective. It is the job of the elected officials to stand behind those teachers, their educations and experiences, passions and abilities to do what they are hired to do: Teach.

Restricting the teachers and our school environments by enforcing vague "requirements" regarding "controversial" items is detrimental to our students' learning.

Please reject this proposal.

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