Excellent Letter to the Editor About Education and Values


Heather Bruce from Missoula had an outstanding letter to the editor about education today in the Missoulian. The key excerpt:

No way of teaching is ever innocent. Traditional educational methods provide a philosophical and historical foundation for a society that has always been deeply racist, sexist, homophobic and, despite the seemingly egalitarian ideology of our American forebears, far more committed to class privilege than to equality. Schools of education whose mission it is to liberate the American curriculum and traditional ways of teaching that hide rather than reveal these facts about American education ought to be celebrated not chastised for their work in attempting to realize the underlying promises of liberty and justice for all through free public education and the role it might play in American democratic life.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

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