Originally posted by captaintyinknots
reply to post by 11azerus11
So in your mind it is more logical that this is about conditioning children than it is about teaching them logic? To take a stance and defend it?
Don't get me wrong, as I've already said, I don't think this is a proper tactic. But without knowing the curriculum that lead to this question, it
seems like a leap, to me, to immediately jump to "conditioning".
Again, what I see here is a logic question. Nothing more nothing less.
Very good response. Often times, when learning to write, we are told to take a position and support it. If their position is "secrets are to be
kept", they would have stated they wouldn't share it, then explain why. If that's not their position, they could have shared some simple secret,
then told why it was acceptable to share it.
Of course, since they are third graders, it was probably not an appropriate question nor skill to be tested. I do know that schools aren't some evil
entity that are set up to indoctrinate children, they are are institutions of learning, and are faced with every possible negative aspect of society
and expected to "fix them".
If people don't want the schools to "pry", then the people need to stand up and take responsiblity (as a whole, I'm sure there are many
individuals that do, but as a whole, society doesn't).
The ones who want to shout "teachers need to teach, not pry" are probably the same ones, on another topic, that would say "why didn't the teacher
do anything about that". It's a no-win situation for them.
99% of the problems that exist in a school do not come from the teachers or from the students. It's almost always either the lack of parenting or the
lack of competent leadership....or way too much 'leadership' that doesn't lead at all but instead causes more problems than it gives solutions.