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  8:12 pm
Commenter: Debra Duncan

Reject the amendment

This amendment is far too vague to be enacted. While parents should be aware of the curricula of their children's classes, this is nothing more than a slippery slope to censorship and ignorance. What are the boundaries? A mature and objective class about the human body could be endangered by this amendment. 

It is necessary to monitor what is taught to children. However, it is also necessary to maintain a mature approach to educating children about the real world, which may include diverse cultures and beliefs that may be deemed objectionable by a vocal few. Please do not compromise our children's education by restricting the curricula with draconian, prudish, and immature viewpoints.

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