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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  3:57 pm
Commenter: Andrea Drummond, Mother


I agree with everyone who says to reject this amendment.  I understand the desire of parents to protect their children, being a mother myself.  But this is definitely a slippery slope.  There is no way a teacher can know ahead of time what might or might not offend a parent, and frankly people are too easily offended these days.  Not to mention too many try to shelter their kids way too much.  I have worked in higher ed and seen the result of parents over-sheltering their children who can't even function in daily life without having a nervous breakdown.  I am not exaggerating. 

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