Quotation by bell hooks

We must continually remind students in the classroom that expression of different opinions and dissenting ideas affirms the intellectual process. We should forcefully explain that our role is not to teach them to think as we do but rather to teach them, by example, the importance of taking a stance that is rooted in rigorous engagement with the full range of ideas about a topic.
bell hooks (b. 1955), African American author, educator, feminist, and human rights advocate. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A44 (July 13, 1994).

Hooks was thinking of the students she encountered as a professor of English at City College of the City University of New York.
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