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Steven Singer: Should Teachers Have Strong Opinions? by Diane Ravitch

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HIDDEN FROM VIEW: HOW DEMOCRACY REALLY ENDS, AS THE CLASSROOM TEACHER IS MUZZLED.  Don't miss this first of three links to conversations going on among America's teachers, as they show how the Core Curricula (and the Educational Industrial Complex)  has made it impossible for teachers to speak  truth or  to choose books, OR even discuss the ideas inherent in humanities texts. Ravitch writes.:Steven Singer asks the question that is the title of this post. It is not a simple matter. Many people fear that teachers with strong opinions will try to indoctrinate students with their views. Some think that teachers should have no opinions. Read the CONVERSATIONAL THREAD AS TEACHERS TELL WHAT NO ONE REALIZES IS OCCURRING IN OUR 'SCHOOLS.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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