Teachers, did your kids come back to school with Trump attitudes?


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How does the 2016 GOP campaign shape our children? Trees misshapen by constant wind or cold are known as krummholz in German. A reminder of the old saw that, as a twig is bent, so the tree grows. This is a Banner tree, in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, bent by prevailing winds from the west. Photo by John Spooner – flickr.com, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5007578

What examples do our children take from our quadrennial elections? What lessons have they learned in 2016?

Do our kids adopt these attitudes into their daily lives?

What do your kids’ teachers say they see? What do you see?

 

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5 Responses to Teachers, did your kids come back to school with Trump attitudes?

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Yeah, like this:

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  2. Very timely indeed! Often we don’t think children are listening but they are.

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  3. cheekos says:

    The Southern Christian Poverty Center, which normally monitors racism, published the results of a poll of school teachers, “The Trump Effect”. It suggests a certain bias, since it mostly polls teachers who report an exceptional and sudden bias in our schools.

    Children as young as five years old, asking if the Wall was there yet, or other youngsters, black Muslim children, born in America, who fear being deported–or being separated from their parents.

    Parents are obviously free to have their own views, whether bigoted or racist, but they should keep them from children who do not understand them, nor how to process them

    Great, timely post, Ed!

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  4. Ed Darrell says:

    That’s good news!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I teach high school and have not seen any Trump attitudes in my students, which actually is surprising to me.

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