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Do you think students should learn about bias in school?
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2025 Votes

Do you think students should learn about bias in school?

Yes, they should!

9

No, they shouldn't!

8

Yes, they should!

9 Comments
Les Adams
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Les Adams

It doesn't help those students or our country to ignore something that's been a problem here for centuries. It's important history.

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Jim Hauser
3
Jim Hauser

It is essential to teach our children real American history and not a sanitized version. We want them educated!

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C. Adrian Clark Jr.
3
C. Adrian Clark Jr.

We can't ignore history no matter how uncomfortable it makes us.

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Jennifer Barton
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Jennifer Barton

Understanding people's biases and beliefs help you to better understand their decisions. To not educate about bias is, in itself, inherently bias.

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Kym Kuzmic
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Kym Kuzmic

Our kids need to learn about how to get along with everyone, no matter what their identity or background. And hopefully this kind of learning will help kids from every background feel welcome and included in the schools and in the community.

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Lynn Huntley
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Lynn Huntley

A lot of kids are learning the wrong side of bias from their parents, if THEY are biased or bigoted. They need the whole story in order to decide for themselves.

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Andrea Keller
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Andrea Keller

Bias is central to decisions you make on a daily basis. It can determine how you react to people and situations. It is extremely important to know what bias means and how your personal biases affect your judgements. It is NOT teaching people specific biases, it gives kids a tool to navigate fairly.

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Cynde Magidson
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Cynde Magidson

It amazes me how little some people know about actual history and what has happened in the past. People alive today are not responsible for past actions but they need to know so that they can understand why some are still hated. Jews, Mexicans, Blacks, Muslins??? Hated by some for what?

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Nicole Jackson
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Nicole Jackson

It teaches valuable positions about how there isn't continuity today, even though it's perceived...& things were even more divided between groups in the past than they are now.

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No, they shouldn't!

8 Comments
Su Kelly
2
Su Kelly

Ummm it’s not the school's business. They need to stick to basic education. Period.

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Gary Potter
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Gary Potter

It's nonsense. They're just teaching kids to feel like victims. This topic is one to be discussed in a high school sociology class. I mean discussed, not indoctrinate.

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Keith Kirkpatrick
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Keith Kirkpatrick

Having a bias system share about bias will not work.

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Jer W
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Jer W

Teachers cannot replace parents in the development of their children's beliefs about how to treat people. Also, the school is wasting their time explaining the victim's perspective when anyone that's experienced bias against them already knows it sucks. Better to focus on the Pledge of Allegiance

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Stephen Green
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Stephen Green

No, not as a lens to view the world. It is an artificial construct, and not the only possible way to understand your experiences. However, I think it is fine if discussion of bias arises necessarily from the subject material, for high school studies.

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R3 Homes, LLC
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R3 Homes, LLC

I do not dispute that some issues of race occur, but I fear the governments inability to effectively teach our kids anything except the three R's...and even there we're learning that this can be relarive.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Stick to basic education

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Kevin Crabtree
0
Kevin Crabtree

US schools do not compete with a lot of schools from other Countries Academically. Why would you trust them with teaching Bias. Do your damn Job no more.

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Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
162 Votes

Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?

Yes!

2

No!

3

Yes!

2 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Yes, this is still the USA and we have to stand up for it and for ourselves.This administration is trying to destroy us so stand up proud and vote RED.

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Yes we need to stand up for this country which the Biden admin is ruining

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No!

3 Comments
Neta Madrone Marlin
1
Neta Madrone Marlin

Not for the past 5+ years...the idiots have burned democracy to the ground ... It's time for evolution.

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Clancy Prentice
0
Clancy Prentice

Happy treason day! The day we celebrate past treasons dressed up as freedom. while condemning any thought of treason even if it be for the same reason!

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Oakley Taylor
0
Oakley Taylor

It's hard to feel patriotic when a small percentage of people enforce laws on women, jeopardizing their lives. The "Supreme Court" is a joke. Now families will fall sick from polluted air and water without the safety net of regulations, jeopardizing our future for the profiteering of big companies.

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Do you go in person to the library or check out items online?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
210 Votes

Do you go in person to the library or check out items online?

I go to the library.

4

Online!

3

I go to the library.

4 Comments
Dianne Price
0
Dianne Price

Avid reader need large print books---so to the library I go!!

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

It's a mini library

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Why does bend need a second library the one downtown isnt even that busy

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CB
CB

Like you go to the library. And this would be a third location in Bend, there is one on the Eastside near Costco. Further proof you don't know anything about how busy the library is, you just like to hear yourself whine.

Gabe West
Gabe West

Everytime I go their it's not that busy, I don't go their that often

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, because people voted for it. You know, not like Trump.

Online!

3 Comments
Jane CommunityMember
1
Jane CommunityMember

I use the online auto repair manuals when I work on my car :)

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