Thursday, March 1, 2012

Don't repeat history at home

"The media" is a broad topic, and usually refers to the frontier edge of "the media." Newness is often reviled. If you look back at what was "objectionable" and forbidden, it's video games and internet now, but was TV, and comic books, and paperback novels, and radio serials, and ANY novels or secular books, and writings by authors unapproved by the church. People have been arrested and punished and had their materials confiscated for centuries. If a teacher ever took a comic book or a Gameboy away from you, you probably remember the anger and frustration.

Much of the damage schools do to kids can be reproduced by parents at home, but it's not a good idea.
photo by Sandra Dodd

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever read a children's story called "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse"? In it, Lilly is VERY excited about her new purse, and it becomes "disruptive to the class," and her beloved teacher takes it away from her. I was probably 15 years from a classroom the first time I read that book, but I still flushed with remembered shame and embarrassment and that horrible feeling of being betrayed by someone I admired. Ick.


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