Edwardsville Schools: Don’t Talk About Michael Brown, Ferguson in Class
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – A new directive has been issued in Edwardsville schools: Don’t talk about Ferguson or Michael Brown in class.
Superintendent Ed Hightower says normally there would be an open discussion of current events.
“However, this situation in Ferguson-Florissant has become a situation whereby there are so many facts that are unknown,” he says.
He says teachers have been told not to discuss it and if students bring it up, they should change the subject.
He says the guideline stems from complaints from some parents that several teachers were expressing their personal opinions. He would only say that has been resolved.
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