We Choose Truth

“The educator has the duty of not being neutral.” ― Paulo Freire

Last month politicians in the Minnesota legislature introduced a bill titled the Academic Balance Bill. The stated objective of the bill is “Public education courses are not for the purpose of political, ideological, religious, or antireligious indoctrination” The bill requires “the school to provide a learning environment, curriculum, and instruction with access to a broad range of serious opinions pertaining to the subjects of study, including  contemporary policy controversies.” At first glance it appears to be a common sense requirement; of course schools should engage serious opinions as well as the most pressing issues of our time. But, when you consider the impetus for the bill you realize that is not the goal of the legislation at all.

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