Can you discuss politics in the classroom?

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Throughout the fall, we've encouraged you to use the rhetoric from the 2016 presidential election in your classroom. In our author event (watch it here: Video Link : 1086​), we talk about ways to keep the discussions balanced, and how it is applicable to AP* Language students.


This article continues this discussion. What are the pros and cons of discussing politics with your students? How does not discussing politics affect your students' development as a well-informed member of society? What are some more ways to bring politics into the classroom without causing issues?


Read more here: , and tell us how you effectively teach politics in your classroom in the comments!