The great conflict of ideas caused by the riots on Capitol Hill

The Wall Street Journal website reported on January 18 that the riots on Capitol Hill have become the content of civic education courses in American schools. The excerpts are as follows

At the beginning of the class, the teacher, Logan lednor, reminded his 11th graders of the basic rules for discussing the Capitol Hill riots: everyone has the right to express their opinions, and everyone should be an audience that respects others.

Randall is a social science and civic education teacher at Dubo high school in Southern Illinois. Forty States, including Illinois, require students to take civic education courses before they graduate. Rydnauer is used to having difficult conversations with students in civic education classes. The students’ political views cover two parties, and more people are right-wing. But lednor said that after the attack on the Capitol building, due to its historical significance and political sensitivity, it is particularly difficult to conduct relevant dialogue and discussion.

Some students said President trump had incited the riots; others said he had just made a speech. In a heated and civilized debate, these teenagers looked up the definition of “incitement” and discussed the right to protest and the 25th amendment in the constitution.

Towards the end of the class, rydnauer linked this event in Congress to what he learned about civic morality, such as honor, respect and responsibility. He asked: & lt; no matter what position you take on this, if you look at these moral standards, do you think what happened on Capitol Hill shows these morals? &”He said the students insisted on their different views.


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