One of the sources for this weekâ€™s reading in my ed. class talked about, among other things, the textbook. â€œDo not criticize it or the author.â€ You may, if you have to, mention that there are other approaches to these â€œtruths,â€ but you should not be critical.
Lots of beefs with this.
First, if the book always takes the left-wing approach, uses poor examples when it is from Christians, and, in the non-Christian and unrelated to Chrisitianity, never misses a chance to smack down Christians, why should I not mention this fact?
(In case you think that I am misreading it, in â€œThe Libido of the Ugly,â€ which is included because it is descriptive, the essayist states that Christians love ugly and hate truth.)
I want my students to be able to read. I want them to read well. I want them to examine the tenets of the work they are reading. If they are left-wing, they might not notice the bias. If they are Christians, they might think I agree with the book. So I point out the biases and we use it anyway.
I donâ€™t think there is anything wrong with that.