Bringing Conflict to the Classroom
Pity the poor social studies teacher who has to figure out how to approach the subject of the Middle East and the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The Boston Globe reports on what happened when two such teachers tried expand the discussion by inviting a pro-Palestinian group called Wheels of Justice to speak at Andover High School in Massachusetts. The result has been a war of words among students, teachers, religious leaders, and community members. The typically staid Andover community, which according to the story prides itself on its inclusiveness, has erupted in controversy.