Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims

The entire article is here.

I believe it is a sad day when history cannot be taught the way it had actually happened. Yes, there are perspectives and interpretations on it, but the fundamental facts are the same. If students are not given the opportunity to learn about all different points of view, then what is the point of education? Why bother teaching? Students should be challenged. They should be able to defend their beliefs, but at the same time be open to new ideas. Is that too much to ask?

3 comments:

whackette said...

Drat! You beat me too it.

whackette said...

to not too

ASG said...

If we give up free speech and free thought because of fear of intimidation then we have already lost the war on terror.