A stupid high school teacher decided showing Fahrenheit 9/11
in class was a good idea. How about we keep politics out of the classroom and just teach civics and leave it at that?
Why do these teachers continue to think that they need to bring some certain political opinion into the classroom?
A high-school teacher's classroom showing of the controversial film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has some local Republicans fired up.
Judy Baker, a teacher at Henry M. Jackson High School, showed the anti-Bush documentary last week to students in her government class as part of a lesson in propaganda and politics. She adhered to district policy that requires permission from both the principal and a parent for students to see the R-rated film.
Tipped by: Michelle Malkin
Ummm, do you remember going to school? I remember watching documentaries on Nixon, Kennedy, George Washington, Jefferson, and many more. Some were a bit controversial for the time as well.
Considering that she followed district regulations and was using it in a lesson about PROPAGANDA and politics ... I find it fitting.
Posted by: Rogue on November 1, 2004 03:43 PM
Frankly, if we are talking about a teacher getting in trouble for showing politics in the classroom, then any teacher who ever showed news-any news-in the classroom should be treated the same, considering how biased the media is. Almost all of the news programs are propaganda for the Bush Administration. Also, since it was a public school, the government funds it, and there is no such thing as a government w/out politics, so there will be politics in school. As long as the views aren't forced upon the students (i.e., see things my way or your grades will suffer) there shouldn't be a problem. Religion and state, on the other hand, are supposed to be separated. We could always go into how God should be removed from the virtually mandatory Pledge of Allegiance. But only if you want.
Posted by: Sheaman on August 16, 2005 08:54 PM
I know Judy Baker and she is the smartest teacher that I have ever been taught by in my entire public school education. Her lesson was on detecting the biases of propaganda like Fahrenheit 9/11. I think before you write something like this that you do a little more research than copying things from the internet. I would hope that she would not keep politics out of that class seeing as it was a Government class. Ms. Baker is not a typical public school teacher that has a cursory knowledge about what they are teaching and completely unqualified to teach. She teaches objectively and efficiently. I have learned more in her class than all of my English classes before her combined.
I hope that you would be more informed before writing (or more correctly commenting) on any situations in the future, or you will lose any credibility you might have.
2007 Student of Judy Baker
Posted by: Justin Reed on June 24, 2007 05:13 PM