Parents Need To Give Students Room To Learn About Politics

The head of UW-Madison’s school of education says parents need to give their students room to learn about politics. Dr. Diana Hess says that the events this summer in Burlington where parents violently objected to a lesson on the Black Lives Matter Movement is a perfect demonstration. 

“They should want their children to learn about political issues, and to learn about multiple and competing views on political issues. And we know that in high quality political education that teachers can do that in a way that is not in fact pushing children to a certain point of view.” 

Dr. Hess says that a strong civics education among students could be a step towards undoing the highly partisan political landscape that we currently live in, and will help our students mature into politically healthy citizens.