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Conflict Resolution:  Teaching Tolerance

Five parents, black and white parents, were granted permission to review the conflict resolution materials.  The film "Fighting Fair:  Dr. Martin Luther King" jolted us all with its violent images.  The words of peacemaking were drowned out by the impact of the graphic images on the screen before us and the conclusion of one child in the video that the passive resistance of Dr. King was futile because "They killed him, didn't they?"  What will individual children take away from that film:  The images and anger, or the "peacemaking" the promoters claim to wish to promote? Your schools are modeling your child's attitudes and beliefs. Is this what you thought you were sending your child to school for?

We object to:

  • Lessons which divide children into "tribes" within the village (classroom) that would appear to validate gangs and reinforce peer influence.  
  • Activities which promote alternative lifestyles 

    Violating freedom of religion and the Alabama School Board's policy against by utilizing New Age techniques within a public school classroom.
  • Choosing "totems," 
  • Listening to a "referee" one imagines on one's shoulder, and 
  • Projecting one's mind into a "strong place" 

 Kriedler Conflict Resolution

Suggested guided imagery for teacher.  Throw eggs at your students...visualization.

Conflict Resolution Guided Imagery

Teach children to visit the Happy Valley.  Guided imagery?  Psychological techniques guided by classroom teacher?  

Guided Imagery

Politicization of the classroom...#5.  No bias or influence there...???

Politicization of the classroom

What do you say when the second grader in the bottom activity asks what these words mean?  Is the second grade an appropriate time for a discussion of sex?  Is it any wonder children cannot read? The assumption here is that more money equals better schools. This early indoctrination has surely taken root if the 2016 riots are any proof.


Conflict Resolution


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