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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1/15/14  11:58 am
Commenter: Mother and Teacher


This needs to be rejected based on the wording.  Who is deciding what is sensitive?  That word is extremely subjective.  I recently had a summer reading project and based soley on the title of the books parents said they had issues with the material.  The parents that had issues did not read the material, they just started complaining.  I believe parents have the right to object to materials that they see as inappropriate but I believe that it needs to be a case by case situation and only after they have reviewed the material themselves.  

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