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- November 11, 2023 at 12:50 pm #1444Phil OliverMember
If you’re near Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, consider joining us for Dr. Eric T. Weber’s timely address at 5 pm next Friday (11/17), COE (College of Education Building) 164… reception following.
Freedom in Education:
A Philosophical Critique of Current Conflicts in Educational Policy
Parents and guardians are naturally concerned about what their children are taught in schools.
Some lament what they feel is a lack of control over curricula and what are thought to be forces
or agendas that they believe are not in kids’ best interests. The arguments advanced in recent
conflicts take two main forms. The first, advanced in similar fashion on opposing sides of issues
concerning gender and early education, takes the form of arguments to “protect” children. The
second, typically arising in discourse about desire for exclusion or selection of curricular
messages or content, typically focuses on parents’ rights, in particular to freedom of choice,
whether regarding selection of schools, book banning, or inclusion or exclusion of desired or
undesirable subject matters from curricula. In this paper, I will defend the importance of
students’ and teachers’ freedom and challenge the overreach of dominant parental views that
seek to silence the lived experiences and concerns of marginalized groups.
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