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Guidance Document Change: The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
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1/5/21  11:39 am
Commenter: Francis J. Larvie

I OPPOSE THIS STATE-PRESCRIBED MANIPULATION OF SEMIOTICS IN SCHOOLS
 

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially on this counterfeit educational agenda.  As bad money drives good money out of circulation, this bad idea likewise serves only to deprive students of appreciation for truth, beauty, and goodness, which real education inspires.  There is no greater purpose to this agenda than to drive true education out.  This is why it comes cloaked in glittering but illogical cliches about "equality and justice," themselves pinched counterfeits of the great Theological and Cardinal Virtues.  With advanced studies in literature at UVA and other national institutions, I am terribly familiar with the purpose of the ideologies--critical theory and critical discourse analysis (CDA)--that hatched this proposal as well as the hobbled minds that propose it.  State manipulation of grammar is one step toward the intentional indoctrination and manipulation of perceptions and consequently of behavior contrived for recruiting the young to a vision of misery.  It is thus a form of indoctrination and ideological propaganda annihilating the family to target the children.  It serves only the arbitrary whims and revenue streams of postmodern autocrats and wannabes.  It's oppression "ur-myth" has long been discredited.  Imposing this fallacy on the young is an abuse that will require ever harsher punitive laws to banish goodness, truth, and beauty to the ideological gulags where those who have most to gain from them will have the least opportunity to do so.  Just say no to this bad idea.

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