Re[2]: School brochures

Raymond M. Rose (
Mon, 13 May 1996 10:26:52 -0400

>Margaret Davis said...
>While I agree that we have no right to impose our beliefs on others, we also
>know that a teacher's deeply held belief can have a major impact on students.
> ... At least from my perspective, changing attitudes is a respectful
>and caring process which can bring a teacher's unspoken messages into line
>the values which they profess at an verbal level.

Isn't there a bit of a conflict? (Granted I edited down to what I saw as
the two relevant passages.) If we decide to change someone's attitudes
aren't we imposing our beliefs? And if we do that, is the action itself
disrespectful unless we have permission, even if it's done with care?


Raymond M. Rose The Concord Consortium
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