Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Student Objects to 'Sicko' Final Exam | The FOX Nation

Student Objects to 'Sicko' Final Exam | The FOX Nation

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Sorry -- I know this link is for a Fox article but the comments following the article are quite interesting. The Francis Howell School District is in West County, here in the St Louis area. It's absolutely depressing to me to think that students aren't being asked to think outside their own value system. So when those students make it to college, they go ape crazy -- "What? I can't read that novel! It talks about polygamy and that is against my religion!" Certainly, my job is not to tell students how to think but to carefully introduce them to alternative perspectives so that they can better "attack" the world once they are professionals. The comments following Fox's version of the story are generally speaking "depressing."

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