Unit 5: Video Case Studies
Consider this news story from Los Angeles. Three elementary teachers are suspended for selecting "less than desirable role models" for the school's Black History Month events.
- A teacher could argue that the three role models that were selected are all very successful people in their respective fields. Is this an effective argument?
- The news report identifies the three teachers as being "all white men." Is this information relevant to how this situation is viewed?
- If you were an African American parent who had a child in one of the teacher's classrooms, how would you feel? Would you feel comfortable with the teacher educating your child?