Ok so Preston who is in 4th grade comes home a few weeks ago with this assignment to ask his parents which person they are voting for and why, and then why not the other. Then was told he need to stay up to 10:30 to watch the debates and tell what FIVE key points they made and why they where good points.
So in other words what are your parents thinking on this because let's be real here do we really think a 4th graders mind is going to even begin to grasp what he is watching? Now grant you he is in Focus (which is for the smarter kids) but seriously even at that he would get so bored with it. I agree kids should learn about who is going to run there country but in FOURTH grade to be asked to watch the debates? Maybe I am undermining my child's ability to grasp what is or isn't being said here.
To me this draws the line and is not this teachers business. Because let's face it. It is going to be MY paper he is writing. His father is out of town or it would be his paper. So therefore it would be bias.
Anyway.... thoughts on this issue would be helpful