Beyond Labels

A 360° Discussion of Foreign, National and Local Policy Issues

Scott Miller

Sept. 26: Parents and Schools

How much of a say should parents have in the curriculum taught to their children in public schools? None (leave it to the professionals)? Substantial (they’re their children, after all)? The answer is probably somewhere in the middle. But how to identify where that “middle” should be seems to be the subject of yet another battle in the culture wars.

Here’s a link to a news article about a development in Guilford, CT that sparked our choice of this topic.

You can also refresh your memory about the CRT-related math “book banning” that was heavily reported last April. Here’s a Guardian article, including examples of what the Florida state government considered problematic.

Monday, August 29: Potluck

We didn’t choose a topic for Monday’s session, deciding instead to see what develops in the news and what ideas participants might come up with over the course of the week.

In the meantime, here’s an article on lithium supply from Steven:

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