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    By LindaR

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    I saw this video a few years ago and had a very difficult time accepting the fact that "EDUCATORS" could use children as guinea pigs in this way (not to mention the parents who gave permission). I wanted to somehow rewind history and rescue those dear children from such cruelty! PLEASE do not repeat what we, in a very ignorant era, inflicted upon our students.

    It is very important that we establish a climate that promotes fairness and respect, and I do not see how using such a negative approach can accomplish that. Kids see and experience more than their share of segregation and discrimination, so why not MODEL and EXPECT a more positive and caring relationship within your classroom?

    I think that using character-based literature and having kids do reflective thinking and creative responding is a more appropriate approach to helping them appreciate and value differences.

    *Just MHO*

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