Dave Powell, a high-school professor believes that even though it might be uncomfortable, taboo, or difficult, politics should be discussed in class. He claims that students need to learn how to have these conversations on extremely uncomfortable subjects- and how to form their own opinions so that they can use these skills in the real world.
Tenth grade student Caleb Regan states what he thinks on politics in classrooms. Teachers should not only discuss politics, they should want to. Doing so can help children grow into healthy-minded adults that are informed and capable of making their own decisions. However- especially in a tricky election- there is a fine line between discussing and a bully-pulpit situation.
Patrick Semansky claims that teachers should absolutely discuss the election with their students, but should not show their opinions or try to sway students to think like they do. He continues by sharing a story of a republican math teacher who tried to sway students by claiming if you like Obama, you will get ten points taken off just because "that's what he would do."
Alan Singer writes about what teachers are restricted and open to do during presidential elections. He claims that we must know that if a teacher is to discuss something they shouldn't, the school board might not get a hold on it. Explaining that yes, the first amendment is for everyone, but is it really appropriate for education? There's a fine line of restriction.
Considering that out of current college professors, 60 percent of them Identify as liberals. Concerned conservative students now use a database called Professor Watch List. PWL is a site where students can tell others in their school to watch out for certain teachers and to avoid their classes. Founder Charlie Kirk claims that PWL is made to expose radical teachers so that the schools and students know about them.
High school teacher Zack Crandall is taking a stand to try and make his classroom a place where politics isn't discussed. He says that "I don't want (them) to feel any information I'm presenting is in a biased way," so that the children can be more successful in his classroom. Teachers around USA are taking after him, causing classes to be a better place.
BONUS: Debate about whether or not politics should be discussed in schools. Voice your opinion and learn more about each side of the debate.