Teaching controversial issues:
  • Young people want to argue, and we should be teaching them how to do this properly.
  • Examples in adult society is not exactly exemplary

Pledge controversy: how would you deal with a Pledge controversy? Someone doesn't want to say the Pledge, others make fun of that student.
  • Teachable moment: what does the Pledge mean?

Intelligent design: how would you treat an intelligent design text?
  • context: science versus religious class