Some would call the parents' behavior overbearing, overprotective, hovering or helicopter parenting. This means that parents limit the independence of their children, even at the teenage level. However, today when teens can access information about the ills in the world from media and the Internet, it is difficult to monitor a teen's every move. And even what is being monitored can turn out to be smoke screens and mirrors when trust and accountability is absent.
Other parents felt that learning about propaganda is important and that using current events and getting students involved with what's going on in the world is a challenging way to teach them how to make decision if ever faced with a moral dilemma.
They argued that the school should be a place where parents feel comfortable with their children being educated about real world experiences and challenges. They feel that schools provide a safe environment where students can discuss their concerns, explore their thinking and ask questions.
Finally, parents who were in favor of the assignment expressed their distaste over parents discrediting the teacher's area of expertise and integrity by going over her head before discussing their concerns with her. Many said, at that point, the students lose respect for the teacher which has the potential to become a classroom management issue when students decide they do not want to do subsequent assignments.
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Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.
Be sure to--
- Be clear about your position
- Provide specific support for your argument
- Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
- Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative
CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
Due: Thurs., Dec. 4, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST