Originally posted by jupiter869
SERIOUSLY ONLY PLEASE. I would like to know why you wouldn’t want your child to see a film about being tolerant.
I would most likely let my kid choose, because I trust his judgment. If he said no, then it would be no. Living with a parent that thinks almost
anything taught outside of math, science, English, etc, is worthless and shouldn't be a place for those kinds of things.
We need to re-introduce the parent into the school system. Period.
Is it because you want to buck ACLU for forcing it down your throats?
In this case, I think it would be a violation of rights to force students to do anything.
Real Story: When I was in 10th grade, ages ago, we were asked to read a book about the holocaust by Elie Wiesel. I had been to, and had learned
entirely too much about the concentration camps between 2nd and 4th grade while I lived in Germany. I told my parents this, and they agreed. We went
to the school and spoke to the teacher, she assigned me another book, and I did that instead.
I have since, gone back and read the book, mainly because I read a lot. It is a valuable book, with a good purpose. I just wasn't ready to get back
into it at the time.
Let the kids and parents decide what is best for their education.
or is it because you don’t believe teaching tolerance is a good thing?
Or is this something deep down you are afraid of?
Tolerance is a good thing, but making something in the name of tolerance is not indicative any social of educational merit. You'd really have to
take it on a case by case basis. I say let the parents see it, and if it is worth while, then let them vote. Or even choose on a child by child
Also, have you as a child, been taught to hate? Is that why you teaching your child the same thing? Seriously, I would like to know.
Not at all. My father is really the person I learned most from, and he is the personification of rock solid fairness. We talk about things with
them, like how people don't look like Magazines...
Anyway, I just don't think the ACLU can mandate a thing like that, and override the people legally responsible for their care.
Parenting used to be a big deal, I think it should be again. But we must allow them to do it.