Magnificent. So well described all the way through.
Grown adults will often try to belittle open-mindedness by making a slippery slope out of it. It’s difficult to explain the nuance of critical thinking in the heat of these conversations, but you’ve done it brilliantly here! Your students are lucky to have you.
I hope this piece makes its way to people who are still calling for book burnings and curriculum bans in 2022. And I hope they’ll read it with an open mind