Is there a way to apply the Principle of Charity to justify banning discussion of politics in the classroom?
Critical thinkers involved with civics education should ask ourselves if there might be any reasonable justification to limit discussion of political matters in the classroom
In a previous post in this series, I mentioned a critical-thinking process of deliberative discussion, one which leverages two linked uses of the word “deliberative.” A textbook definition of the term that describes it as “relating to or intended for consideration or discussion” gives the word a positive, if generic, grounding. But when used in […]
While good critical thinkers should avoid drawing too many conclusions from one example, analyzing a single case from multiple angles often generates insights that can be applied to broader issues. With that in mind, let’s continue to try to answer the question I posed last time: Did the Governor of Florida’s recent Executive Order mean […]
To see how detailed analysis of one aspect of the issue of academic standards can shed light on wider matters, let’s focus on answering one question that titles this piece: Is Florida really abandoning the Common Core?