Archive for February 25th, 2005

25th February

First Published in The New York Sun, February 25, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The news that sixth-grade students at a Park Slope middle school were encouraged, as a class project, to mail letters to a soldier stationed in Korea, some of which turned out to be virulently anti-war diatribes hurtful to the GI, is a disturbing reminder of how easy it is to manipulate children for political ends.

I wonder whether there were students in the class who support the war in Iraq but who felt pressured by their peers, or by the teacher, to participate.That is why the public schools must be free of this kind of politics. (more…)