Are All ‘Controversial Issues’ To Be Welcomed, Then?

September 21, 2013 6 Comments
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An education that feeds students unquestioning patriotism – or, for that matter, unquestioning anything – and squelches any initiative they may take to explore controversial issues is not likely to produce free-thinking, independent-minded citizens.

Bold words, Svetlana! Bold words indeed.

Say, how do you suppose students would be treated should they decide to challenge the left-wing and ‘right on’ views of their teachers?

No, no, no need to bother to try to find out! We can already see how it’d go, thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

Just as we can see just how ‘controversial choices’ are treated even in the younger students…

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6 Responses to Are All ‘Controversial Issues’ To Be Welcomed, Then?

  1. Jim
    September 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I’m looking forward to kids getting some sceptical climate charge views to consider then……..I won’t hold my breath :sad:

    • Single Acts of Tyranny
      September 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      The boy will be getting them from me, and when he puts in a paper questioning the whole deal, it will be the only F we ever celebrate.

      • September 25, 2013 at 7:17 am

        Heh! :)

  2. September 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

    That part is right, Julia. There is the little question of going completely the critical theory way [Marcuse etc.] in an effort to tear everything down and have no trust in anything but big Brother.

  3. September 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    In what way can an education possibly include ‘unquestioning’?

    Best regards

    • September 25, 2013 at 7:18 am

      When you’re trying to create a whole new generation of low-information voters…

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