Mike Schmoker: A Plea for Respecting Community Input and Diverse Viewpoints on Curriculum

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edited January 30 in ASCD Chit Chat
In the February 2023 issue of ASCD's Educational Leadership, Mike Schmoker makes the case for the viewpoints and preferences of teachers be taken into account In developing a common curriculum.

"If teachers wish to provide students with controversial views, don't they owe them the chance to consider legitimate counterpoints—right, left, or center? For instance, if a teacher feels compelled to teach the perspectives of Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi, or Nikole Hannah-Jones, shouldn't they be obligated to provide counter perspectives of people like John McWhorter, Sean Wilentz, or Daniel Bergner?"

Read the entire piece here.