In the name of equity, schools have become indoctrination centers (“I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated,” Common Sense with Bari Weiss, Apr. 13). By doing so, they make a mockery of their mission to develop critical thinking in students.
As long as divergent ideas are punished, students are severely shortchanged. I submit that they can handle controversial material. In fact, it is what will deeply engage them more than anything else. Yet we persist that they must be protected lest we harm their self-esteem.
What Paul Rossi, a teacher at Grace Church High School in New York City, did by pointing this out took great courage. The school’s administrators deserve to be fired, and Rossi deserves a citation. I hope he gets it.
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