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In the article, “Education Policy in the United States” I learned that education policy has evolved drastically over time. Education was solely religious based and the amount of kids in school were little to none. Around the 1900s, the government began to create government based schools for kids around the ages 6-13. By the 20th century schooling became more common for kids around all ages. But now in the 21st century teachers are refraining from talking about important dates in history in order to not break “any divisive concept rules”

I think what is happening now is setting up the future generation to repeat history. By not teaching this in schools and displaying why it is wrong, we can’t be sure students will be educated enough not to repeat these actions. Teachers and educators are missing the point on why history is important and turning to subjects that are less important.

As I research more about education policy, I want to learn why educators feel uncomfortable talking about real dates in time in the classroom, but are fine talking about sexuality to young students.

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October 20, 2023 3:32 pm

Isabella, this is a very important topic that is not talked about enough. I agree that we need to teach all of our history so as to not repeat past mistakes and educate children on the true history of not only the United States, but the world. Hiding history from future generations is unfair to not only the children, but the people who lived through those events. Education is very important, and we need to place greater value on what we are teaching future generations.

October 20, 2023 12:24 am

I agree Isabella, Important dates in history should be taught in school even if they are controversial. It is very critical to our future that we are able to problem solve through conflicts like war, invasions and atrocities. Future generations deserve to know and be educated about the consequences of past actions from all perspectives. This topic should be talked about more as it affects every student.

October 19, 2023 5:24 pm

Hi Isabella!
I found your take on this topic extremely informative. Education is an exceptionably valuable factor in our society, and I too feel that sensitive topics also need to be discussed in school. While certain topics can be generally confrontational or hurtful towards certain groups, I think that the education system should find a way to address and teach future generations about challenges so that future worldly issues can be prevented. Just as you said, if new generations aren’t educated, it is extremely likely that the past will repeat itself.

October 17, 2023 4:56 am

Dear Isabella,
Your work made me think about how important education is. I loved how much detail you put into writing this article. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you write next.
Sincerely, Jonathan

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