Do you think teachers should be protected from criminal charges when using controversial art or literature in the class room?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 27, 2007
“Yes, I do. I think we should respect our teachers’ judgment and allow our children to be exposed to even controversial viewpoints.”
“It’s important for students of all ages to be well educated and learn about art and literature from a broad range of sources, but I would be hesitant to give teachers absolute discretion.”
“No, they should be free to teach. If a teacher is willing to dig in and bring something to the class that’s not in the textbooks, they should be protected in doing so.”
“Oh yeah, definitely. They should be able to use whatever material they need to. As long as they’re not scarring the kids for life, I think they should be protected.”