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  2:00 pm
Commenter: Marcia Johnson, Stafford County Public Schools

Please reject this action!

I would like a vote of confidence from the state that says, "We believe in the professionalism of our school systems and teachers."  Our school system has current policies that provide for "Opt Out and Alternative Assignments" and written rationales for the books the teachers use in the classroom.  This is more than adequate.    Also, we are here to teach according to the mandated Standards of Learning.  Trust us to choose those texts that best meet the needs of our students and to have the professional knowledge to explain "sensitive" or "controversial" topics without bias.

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