Forced ideology bad for students

Published 6:04 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

I 100% agree with the first sentence in the Quote of the Week in last week’s edition of The Smithfield Times.

Multiple concepts/perspectives should be taught to students when they reach a level that they can comprehend the subjects. However, when it is perceived by a significant number of parents that a somewhat semi-proven concept is being forced upon the students instead of letting the students decide between the choices, it is the parents’ right to demand limitations.

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When one is in a position of authority, much thought should be given before unduly influencing young minds to one’s own concept. When one cannot, then it is time to bid adieu/retire.


Ray Baxter