Power to the Parents? The Culture Wars Come to School

 

Teachers should have an opinion. But they shouldn’t make that opinion the only thing that is possible in the classroom.

Esau McCaulley Religion professor at Wheaton College
Session

Power to the Parents? The Culture Wars Come to School

Setup

At first blush, this year might be considered the year of parental power, with the proliferation of parental bills of rights across the country that put limitations on what can be taught in public schools and allow objecting parents to seek removal of books from the school library. These bills and similar legislation purport to provide parents a greater voice in their children’s education, but they have opened a new front in the culture wars and often pit parents against educators. What’s behind these initiatives, and are they reflective of real disagreements about our national historical narrative or the direction of American education? How are they impacting our schools, our laws, and our politics? And what, if anything, can we do about it?

Explore More

Education

671 ideas
Sorry, we couldn't find any results
Clear filters
Power to the Parents? The Culture Wars Come to School

Thank you for signing up!

Please provide a valid email address.

Please provide a valid email address.
Newsletter
Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest
updates from Aspen Ideas.