NBCT: Helping students think critically about gun control

02/15/2013 | CNN

National Board Certified English teacher Ray Salazar writes that, after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., he felt compelled to address the issue of guns in the classroom. Salazar writes that he instructed students to try to take emotion out of the debate and think critically about what both sides have had to say about gun control. Students watched speeches, read reports and analyzed the issue -- forming their own views on whether proposals will be effective, writes Salazar, who teaches in Chicago.

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