“How do you judge a person on one bad act that they do and what should be the parameters?” This ethical question formed the center of a thoughtful, deep discussion about an email from the school administration asking teachers to tell students not to “like” a YouTube video posted by a comedian who had been accused of making anti-Semitic statements.
“The kids were so thoughtful in what they said,” reflects Rana Hafiz, the veteran math teacher and former administrator who took time to engage her students in this ethical discussion. “I would hate to think about only their mathematical ability, whether they could solve a trig problem or not,” she adds.
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