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  7:51 pm
Commenter: Student

Support Amendment

As a student, I support both the student's and parents' right to know in advance what books will be required reading.  Alternative books should be available in addition to opt-out options.  Parents and students know what to expect when it comes to sex education in the Health classroom and the same should be true when reading similar material in the assigned books in the English classroom. Simply listing 25 books on a 5-10 page syllabus and handing it out the first day of class doesn't work. It is too late. 

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