How Stories Shape Our Lives: Teaching Controversial Content

In this story, Kelley Dawson Salas talks about that struggles of teaching controversial content which usually means anything to do with social justice. There are many challenges in the way since parents and administration are not always on board with the idea of children being made to think about things like homosexuality. Furthermore, social justice matters are generally not implemented in the curriculum so delving into them with class requires a departure. Kelley says that ultimately though the only person who has the authority to decide what you teach is the teacher themselves, and they must respond to the responsibility to educate their students on how to live in the 21st century.


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