Should we be teaching patriotism in our schools? Or should we give an unfiltered history of our country and allow students to think for themselves? A.J. Swinson and Christian Watson hash out this topic on this episode of the Millennial Minute.
Proud to be an American?
Being an American is something that we cannot take lightly. Many people have given their lives to be a citizen of the United States. On the one hand, it’s important to preserve our country’s great history in the classroom. Teaching future generations about patriotism will allow them to find the best ways to serve our country once they come of age. Growing up patriotic will inspire our children to serve in the military, find a job that gives back to their community and work to build wealth for themselves.
Should we force education?
On the other hand, is forcing any education the right thing to do? Boxing in students will not inspire them to learn anything; most learning is done through wanting to learn. Putting too much emphasis on a topic that doesn’t interest children, even patriotism, will cause them to struggle. It is no secret that the United States education system is falling behind its global competitors, so maybe we should change our strategy.
So what is the right side of this argument? You live here. Should you learn about our greatness? Or do you deserve an unfiltered educational approach?
Find out how we feel about common-core patriotism on this episode of Millennial Minute.