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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 Ends 1/15/2014
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1/13/14  2:13 pm
Commenter: Nicole Eshelman, SCPS teacher and parent

Who decides?

I am concerned as to what is deemed "inappropriate" and who will decide.  There are myriad variables that dictate a teacher's selection of literature.  To restrict any selection of academic literature for all students based on the sensitivities of a few seems punative, uninformed and reactionary.

While parents and students should be informed in a class syllabus as to what works will be studied, the instructional goals and materials facilitating the acheivement of those goals need to remain with professional educators.

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