Hair salon asked instructors how they’re discussing the 2020 election and Trump’s sordid efforts to undo the results
Teachers, Erin Kelly, left, and Dana Lespierre, lead a 2nd grade class in a lesson teaching good citizenship. At Burgundy Farm Nation Day School in Alexandria, Virginia, instructors are utilizing the governmental election to educate students about things such as citizenship and character qualities. With the problems surrounding the 2016 election, some instructors have avoided discussing the election altogether, while others have actually assigned trainees to see the debates. (( Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Civics is an essential part of every American main school curriculum. Yet there is no living American who has actually experienced a political moment as polarized as this one, where even teachers can not mention Trump or Biden without allegations of impartiality from either direction.
Particularly now, as America’s democracy itself is straining under the weight of a wanna-be authoritarian, mentor civics appears like a severe obstacle, remaining neutral difficult. It is tough to describe this to children– and yet, our teachers must.
Nareissa Smith, a lawyer and previous law teacher who taught 4 classes about civic fundamentals in October, two to trainees from Grades 2 to 5 and two for trainees from Grades 6 to 8, informed Beauty parlor that her students were afraid that Trump would attempt to overturn democracy even prior to he actually did so.
” I will tell you that before the election, the students in my ‘Making Democracy Work’ course, in a few of our exchanges, they were extremely, really afraid that he would be doing exactly what he’s doing now,” Smith told Beauty parlor. “Their concerns were more like, ‘Well, you know, what, if he does not [leave]? Can he simply stay?’ There were a lot of questions aro