Threatening Parental Authority by educating kids
I read this article this morning but I've had my eyes opened here today that this is NOT a unique concept. Do schools have the right to present subjects that may challenge kids, and teach them to question...even their parents? Do you see this as an integral part of the education system or should parents have the right to prevent their kids from learning about things they don't approve of?
The position causing the most controversy, however, is the statement that they oppose the teaching of "higher order thinking skills" -- a curriculum which strives to encourage critical thinking -- arguing that it might challenge "student's fixed beliefs" and undermine "parental authority."