Diversity is the mantra in education. But sadly it refers only to race, rather than to ideas (“The self-silencing of American students,” New York Daily News, Aug. 25). That’s evident from surveys conducted throughout New York.
Students in both public and private schools there said they were afraid to voice their true opinions about what was being taught out of fear of how their teachers and classmates would respond.
That’s a telling commentary. Students can never develop critical thinking if they feel muzzled. But I see little hope that matters will change. If anything, the situation will only get worse.
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