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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1/2/14  2:58 pm
Commenter: Martha Scott Ross Librarian-Winding Creek Elementary School

Sensitive to whom?

I oppose this policy.  Sensitive? Necessary? Controversial? Classic?  Any labeling of literature is subjective. Students need to be aware of and exposed to a variety of literature. Asking teachers to label books would be filled with controversy.  Students should read a variety of view points to better understand the world.  Students will be able to make informed decisions and independent thinkers. I strongly oppose this policy.

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