Dear Readers, Please check out our new Opinion Poll on whether the sciences are more important than the arts, and cast your vote by the end of September 2014. As you know …
your opinion counts
Our August 2014 poll was about whether politics and current events should be a part of a school’s curriculum:
Politics and current events should be a part of a school’s curriculum, because students should be aware of important political issues that shape society and impact their lives.
• I agree. Teaching children about political systems and current affairs is necessary for a strong democracy, which requires that people are interested and engaged in politics. (74%, 35 Votes)
• I disagree. Discussing politics can cause arguments and fighting between students. Also, schools should keep a neutral stand and that is difficult when politics is being discussed. (26%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 47
Almost three quarters of the respondents to this poll (74%) feel that children should be educated about politics and current affairs should be made a part of the school curriculum. They believe that this is necessary for a strong democracy, which is dependent on an electorate that is aware of important political issues. Almost one-third (26%) of the respondents do not think that politics and currents affairs should be part of a school’s curriculum, because political discussions can turn into arguments and also because it is difficult to take a neutral stance on certain issues.