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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1/12/14  2:20 pm
Commenter: Brian Powell

Parental Concerns re. Questionable Content

Not long ago a parent "learned her son was required by his public school AP English class to read a book with graphic depitions of gang rape, molestation, bestiality, and violence towards children.  Equally disburbing, the failure to notify [the parent] prior to the assignment is normal operating procedures."  This is unacceptable.  Guidelines are needed, ones that respect parents' (ans students') values.  Thank you.

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