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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:51 PM
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187. This talk deeply concerns me
I went to a progressive high school in the seventies. It was the time of of the Vietnam war--we held debates over societal matters, everything from pro-choice to the war. Debates were held not only in our world problems class, but even in our english class. We, as a class, had to defend our argument on the subject-there was interaction--there was perceptions on how others think.

A student sits down and is fed information--there may be flaws in that information. A student might think "yes, but... or why". I've said before how my daughter challenged the beginnings of monotheism in her class, she was to bring in proof (information) defending her position-it became a discussion in class. It seems what students will learn will be nothing but digesting information, and who is going to challenge the information fed to them? No one. To me, this is very serious-being spoon fed curriculum with no challenge, no debate, apparently no thought or reasoning.
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