Should schools celebrate diversity? (Never mind what this question boils down to in practical terms: we need entertainment.)
Should schools prepare children for the mainstream? (Again, don't bother us with critical analyses - we need simplicity.)
Formulated as a controversy, the question makes the distraction from bottom-line hard issues even more “recreational”: should the schools celebrate diversity or prepare students for the mainstream? Instead of evaluating costs and benefits, assessing risks and dealing with a reality of shades of gray in which today's allies may be tomorrow's adversaries, we want black-and-white - or at least starkly multicolored - choices.
To examine this issue further, see Celebrating Diversity vs. Preparing for the Mainstream: a Pseudo-Controversy?
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