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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]nr25455
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 16:19:35 -0500 (EST)
I just wanted to say that I am in agreement with Wade. I do think that it
is sad that the parents chose to remove their child from this class, at
least for the duration of the lesson. I also appreciated Wade's point
about Hitler in history. Education isn't about making us happier people.
Knowledge is not always a pretty thing. Education is about challenging
views, exploring new concepts, and expanding our narrow scheme of the
world. I really believe this. Although I would rather the parents have
made a different decision I have to appreciate their involvement in this
situation. I think that teachers (and parents) need to have a bit more
"say" in what is found in the curriculum. We need to support teachers
decisions about how to attack the material found in the set curriculum. At
the same time we need to know what kids are learning and how to help them
with this new information. It needs to be a team effort. It is too bad
that these parents created an opposing "team", I think that it makes the
children choose sides and that is what is destructive, not the pictures.