More and more political and religious discussions are being halted due to the high emotional component. The idea to “agree to disagree” is no longer used. What if we changed this? What if instead of saying let’s not discuss this, we did? With ALL ages. How do you think our schools would change if we foster the idea that you can have varying opinions but still be good people? That you can have a discussion about the hard things and walk away calm and collected. That maybe you can learn from someones opposite viewpoint or at least have a new perspective. What if instead of avoiding we taught our students to engage in these discussions that foster acceptance, understanding and maybe sometimes even a compromise?