Heterodox Out Loud

Heterodox Out Loud

Episode 19: Why K-12 Needs Viewpoint Diversity Now, Will Reusch

August 19, 2021

Many K-12 schools across the United States are facing criticism for demonstrating a bias toward left-leaning sociopolitics, while others feel schools are not doing enough. Today’s episode makes the case for viewpoint diversity in K-12 education and the importance of teaching the skills of respectful discourse, regardless of one’s ideological stance.

Today’s blog, Why K-12 Needs Viewpoint Diversity Now was written by Will Reusch. Will is a high school history teacher and the co-moderator of the Heterodox K-12 community. You can learn more about our 20+ HxCommunities here. The piece is narrated by Richard Davies.

To engage deeper with these ideas, check out our related posts:

  1. Critical Theory or Common Humanity? The Case for a Liberal Approach to Social Studies Education by Sam Merrick & Samantha Hedges

  2. Why Universities Must Choose One Telos: Truth or Social Justice by Jonathan Haidt

  3. Why K-12 Needs Viewpoint Diversity Now by Will Reusch

For comments and questions email communications@heterodoxacademy.org.

This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch. The artwork was inspired by Reusch’s piece and was created by Lexi Polokoff. You can follow her on Instagram @lexipolokoffart