Readers submit chinuch questions to a panel of renown educators
This week's question:
Our daughter’s high school Tanach teacher, who is generally wonderful, has a habit of occasionally making hashkafah-related statements to her class that are off topic and, at times, controversial.
For example, she might tell the class not to go out in shidduchim with young men from a particular Torah institution which she feels is not consistent with her standards of Yiddishkeit. We find it very annoying that she inserts herself into a matter that is essentially not her business to discuss.
The question is: What is the best way to approach the teacher to voice our complaint? If we go to her superiors, it will be making trouble for her, which we would rather avoid. If we approach her directly, it will implicate our daughter and create uneasy feelings between teacher and student.
For the response, see this week's printed edition.
53 Olympia Lane