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Colton Cutchens

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How much of a right do students have to questioning and independent thinking?

What is your opinion on how much students should be allowed to question? Do they have the right to question if they may see a logical fallacy? If so, how far are they allowed to question it? Why?

In addition: I understand teachers try to allow students to question, but sometimes are limited by the administration (and/or bureaucracy). Why is this?

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  • Jan 17 2013: Students, I believe, should have an absolute right to question anything they want. They also have an absolute right to have their questions answered. If a teacher or mentor does not know the answer it is their duty to assist the student in finding it.

    Limits by the 'administration' must, surely, be down to the financial burden of dealing with a school full of inspired kids incessantly firing questions at increasingly beleaguered teachers?

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