posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by CirqueDeTruth
I think it all should be taught in school. Everything, including varying opinions, opposition, and what not.
Atheism, book religions, controversy over ideas like abortion, capital punishment. Everything.
We shouldn't be suppressing knowledge in our schools.
Regardless of the subject/topic, schoolchildren should be taught facts, not opinions.
Teaching them opinions can lead to unnecessary confusion.
I agree. Everything should be taught in context.
But I'm wondering...
Do you think children should just parrot back facts? Or be encourage to formulate opinions and then discuss them with one another, mediated in a
Or should they just learn and parrot the facts at school and told not to discuss opinions until they get home to their parents?
Hmmm. Interesting conundrum to my own mind... Seems to me that children should be taught early on how to discuss differing opinions and ideas, without
resorting to fighting, name calling and confusion. We should be teaching kids how to think, not what to think. Critical thinking. We older generations
can't figure it all out, so just telling them what to think, the same things we think - doesn't leave much room open for groundbreaking changes and
ideas that will lead us to a brighter future.
Kids should be encouraged to think, formulate opinions, and accept not everyone is going to agree with them. That's life. The earlier they learn this
about one another, and accept it, the better. To my mind anyways.