Cabrillo College Theatrical department is doing a production of Inherit the Wind for its spring play. An interesting choice given that we’re revisiting the issue from the other side of the coin. In 1925, the question was whether or not public schools should be permitted to expose students to theories which ran counter to the Bible. Today, in 2006, the question is whether or not public schools should be permitted to expose students to theories which run counter to commonly held scientific theories. John McCain is one of my heros. I love this quote by him.
The point of public schools should be education rather than indoctrination. Schools, education, should be about learning how to think critically. Learning how to discern for one’s self what is truth, what is opinion, what is belief. The message from the classroom should not be believe it because I have told you so. The classroom should be the place to question the accepted and consider the unthinkable. The message from the classroom should be why?
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