>Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 16:46:22 -0700 >To: EVasso >From: Robert Beeching <robprod> >Subject: Re: Democracy and gangs >In-Reply-To: <970530174515_149716421.com> > >AGREED! DEMOCRACY SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL BUT... > > since most schools operate under the guise of "belevolent dictatorships"
we have a paradox here! Until schools of education teach degree candidates
differently, we will continue to have studentbody officers acting as
"rubber stamps" of the administration; students soon learn the democratic
limits of student >government, quickly; perhaps we should teach "the limits of democratic rule" >or a form of "limited democracy"? We can't have it all! > >Intruder Bob > > > >At 05:49 PM 5/30/97 -0400, you wrote: >>Judith, >> >>I am confused by your remarks about the reality of schools not being >>democratic institutions. As a former student (long ago)and now an art
teacher >>(for quite a while) I would certainly agree that schools are not democratic >>institutions for the most part. But don't you think they should be? If >>students don't learn democracy in school, where will they learn it? And why >>do you think most students would tolerate violence and criminality if they >>had the power to do otherwise? >> >>-Fred >>Chicago >>