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Topics for Discussion

1. In 1831 de Tocqueville wrote, "I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America."

Do you think this observation is still true? Is open discussion more prevalent in schools and colleges than among the general population?

2. Why did some students protest John Wayne's appearance at the school?

Discuss his statement, "That's the American way . . . speaking your mind even if there's nothing in it."

3. What is affirmative action? What was the principal's decision in that regard?

4. Discuss Maggie Crowley's debate question, "Is individual freedom getting out of hand?" What should the limits of individual freedom be?

5. How do teachers obtain tenure?

What does that mean? One of the grounds for dismissal of a teacher with tenure can be insubordination. Reread pages 32-39. Did Mrs. Baines put her job on the line? Was freedom to read Huckleberry...

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This section contains 567 words
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