a message from cathy . . .
This message is for Nicole Rickard. NIcole, I think as educators we owe it to our students to present both sides of an issue. Animal Rights is an issue and a one sided issue.We are not teachers to brainwash our beliefs into our students heads. If you have an issue, you should do it outside of the school. Animal cruelty is one thing, and animal rights is another. You shouldn't have to decide how to present such "controversial material", because you should leave it out of your teaching. I am sure that animal rights is not a course, or listed in your curriculum for that matter. If i were a parent of you students you bet I would be on you case! Your school district should be aware of what you are doing. I don't know what grade you are teaching, but I don't call what you are doing as teaching, but preaching. I have a suggestion. Call your local Game and Fish department and have someone talk to your classes about the other side, the conservation of animals and how hunting helps anim!
al populations, not hurt them. Look at both sides.