Should a fourth grade teacher show Donald J. Trump’s inauguration speech on live TV to his class or not? That is the question.
I would say he should, assuming that is the custom in schools today. A lesson in civics plus a chance to see history live should be a winning combination.
However, one teacher has told parents that he objects to Trump on TV in school.
Gruber says that students’ parents have responded with a letter-writing campaign, but it does not appear that Meteyer has changed his mind about letting his students view Trump’s speech. Gruber also mentions, on Facebook, that the school board and district superintendent have been contacted.
This isn’t the first time Meteyer has spoken out against Trump’s “hurtful language.” Although Williamston is a conservative town in mostly rural western Michigan, Meteyer thought it wise to lecture students on Trump’s campaign behavior the morning after he won the election, in the hope, it seems, of changing minds.
Trump’s speech isn’t only troubling midwestern public school teachers, however. According to a radio host in Wisconsin, teachers at a school district in North Carolina are requiring students to obtain a parent’s permission before they’ll be allowed to view the speech—but at least in North Carolina, teachers and administrators are being told to keep their personal opinions to themselves.
Kids will see much worse than anything that Trump could possibly do.