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Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Action Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
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Comment Period Ends 1/15/2014
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12/20/13  1:42 pm
Commenter: Caroline DeMarkis

amendment for controversial/sensitive material
 

We are a free and public school system. We serve the whole of our society. We are the mainstream. By adding this blanket amendment you are suggesting that the public school system cannot be trusted to choose the subjects that are mainstream and "public" and safe. Those families and groups who recognize they have values that may clash with their school system's "public" choices should bear the onus of researching and providing alternatives, not the system themselves.  Our DOE needs to foster TRUST in our teachers, and curriculum.  

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