I decided to start this as a new thread instead of derailing the compelling discussion going on in the other AZ school thread(s), to focus on this 1 aspect of the controversy. What is "authentic caring"? To me it sounds like kids are being taught to care about the right things according to a particular perspective. Which in turn sounds more like political indoctrination than education. I don't think it's the job of public schools to tell us what is right or how to think about a particular subject. If for example we are talking about a political science class the kids should learn what ideas and values go with various ideologies, not why 1 is more correct than another. If the class is about religion then kids should be taught about the history, rituals, etc of various belief systems, not which 1 you should believe in. What do you think authentic caring is? Should we be doing it in a public school?