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OPINION: SouthCoast dad: “You cant say you want politics kept out of the lessons and expect your child to have a ‘full education.'”

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“Something to think about:

If parents want to keep politics out of schools how do we explain things like the branches of government, the different types of governments, the constitution, the declaration of independence, the bill of rights, the civil war, the revolutionary war?

You cant say you want politics kept out of the lessons and expect your child to have a ‘full education.’

• Learning about our founding fathers…POLITICS!
• Learning about your rights as an American…POLITICS!
• Learning about the past presidents of our nation…POLITICS!

And finally when your kid comes home asking you why they have classmates who dont get to eat at lunch like everyone else, explain to them about there being no room in the federal budget for school lunch programs and tell me that school isnt all about politics.

Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk!

You can agree or disagree I don’t care one way or the other, but as a parent myself I want my son to learn about politics and understand that everyone has their own opinion and he needs to form his own. Because politics can be a very dangerous thing.

How many of you remember being taught that Hitler had won a democratic election before he and the nazi party took over Germany?”-Timm Gardiner.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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One comment

  1. You’re confusing that politics and government are the same when they aren’t.

    Put simply as possible;

    – Politics is a process or an activity that members of a society use to gain or lose power and resources.

    – Government is an organization established to exercise authority over a group of people

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