A black teacher asked her students to defend the Ku Klux Klan—and was promptly suspended — Quartz


The assignment was simple—to write a persuasive essay defending the actions of the Ku Klux Klan—yet the reactions to it were anything but. Parents of the 12- t0 14-year-old students who were given the essay prompt at the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM), a charter school in Wisconsin, were startled enough by the…

via A black teacher asked her students to defend the Ku Klux Klan—and was promptly suspended — Quartz

6 thoughts on “A black teacher asked her students to defend the Ku Klux Klan—and was promptly suspended — Quartz

  1. Welp! I wouldn’t have liked the assignment either. Still I am a fan of critical thinking and I’m thrilled that the teacher thought enough of her students to help them obtain such a coveted skill too. Too bad they let her go.

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    1. I agree with you. School is suppose to be about teaching the kids critical thinking skills. There is also the concept of ‘creative writing’ skills. In this particular case it would have taught the kids the skill of researching the subject matter. Think about it for a moment, I am a 60 yr old southern white guy and if I were given that assignment I would have had to do a lot of research if I was going to try to find something positive about this group, because I do not know of anything positive about them.—ted

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      1. My news director gave me an assignment to cover KKK recruiting in the Ohio Valley – I had to be unbiased in writing the television report. I wrote in a way that it seemed as if the kkk recruiter was talking to a NAACP board member – both ended up saying in their soundbites – they wanted to save the children.

        I hope some forward thinking school district hires that school teacher immediately.

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