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Sat Aug 18, 2018, 09:22 PM

TeachersI have wrestled with this question a lot, and like the author have come to the same [View all]

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-teachers-political-views_us_5b71914ae4b0bdd0620b306f

Instead of ‘appearing neutral’ (a species of mild dishonesty, after all), let’s admit our biases openly.

nstead of “appearing neutral” (a species of mild dishonesty, after all), let’s admit our biases openly. Let’s express them, explain why we have come to hold them, clarify what is troubling to us about them, and then articulate our best version of our opponents’ arguments — all in the spirit of encouraging our students to examine their own beliefs, scrutinize their own biases, and thereby move to higher levels of understanding.

This is something I hope all teachers, regardless of political affiliation, can agree on.

David Cutler teaches history, journalism and government at Brimmer and May, an independent PK-12 school in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Follow him on Twitter at @SpinEdu.



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