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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1/14/14  1:28 pm
Commenter: Haley carter, Tallwood High School

Reject Amendment

Honestly this subject is too broad to put a limitation on. What is offensive to one person can make total since to another. In schools now; starting in middle school, they have gender separated sex Ed classes. In the beginning of each school year, students and their parents have to sign waivers saying they are allowed to view certain things. If we take out material such as slavery and noting that the Holocaust happened, it may happen again. In Germany, they actually brainwash their youth into thinking that the Holocaust never really happened. Our teachers have been teaching the same lesson plan for years. With this new proposal, they will have to change around their whole lesson plan. They can't just teach in a different way, they have to take out so much material. There will never be a compromise made; you can't take away the reality of what life is just because you don't want your child to intervene with it. They are going out into the real world soon, you can't protect them forever.


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