What We’re Watching: Teaching Kids Controversy
This afternoon (Monday, May 15, 2017) at 4 pm, CATO hosts an event featuring Jonathan Zimmerman, coauthor of the new book The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools.
Also speaking at the event: Ashley Rogers Berner, Elizabeth Anderson Worden, Neal McCluskey, and Valerie Strauss
As the event page explains
Public schools were created with a mission to bring diverse people together and inculcate shared values thought necessary for democracy. But teaching children about politically, religiously, racially, or otherwise highly charged topics has turned out to be very difficult, driven by fear of igniting explosive conflicts.
You can view the event live here.
David Steiner reviewed The Case for Contention for Education Next here.
— Education Next