Saturday, November 8, 2008

Why you should homeschool or be very involved in your child's education

Once you get past the intro in Finnish, this documentary from a U.S. classroom ought to shock you. As a former educator (I spent two years teaching), I was truly surprised. First, I'd never think to take the name of deity in vain in response to a child's answer. Whether you're religious or not, it's an inappropriate response. Secondly, I'd never manipulate children's political views in this fashion. Help them learn how to think critically, yes. Try blatantly to form their belief systems, no.

Source with a lengthier discussion is here. A news article about it here. The teacher should be fired, but I'm sure her union will protect her.

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