LeishaC Wrote:
Jan 08, 2013 8:01 AM
After 10 years in private education, I joined the public school system this year. I just started teaching Animal Farm to my sophomores (in a large and diverse Florida county), and i am amazed at how many of them do believe in the greatness of America and have common sense opinions about the role of government and civil liberties. I don't attempt to proselytize them into conservative thinking, but I do challenge their assumptions on a daily basis, and ask them to think critically about what words mean. They're learning that just because something sounds like a good idea, doesn't make it so. Over the years, so many of my former students have told me that studying Orwell under me was an eye-opening experience. So I soldier on...