Being from New Orleans and watching history being raped by a mayor whose family business has been far left politics for 100 years including local, state and federal for the sole purpose of pandering to a 70% minority population in order to get “the slave quarters” and carpet baggers vote is more than I can digest. Political correctness at it’s finest hour. The class discussion should be that we learn from History not by erasing it! I had kin that died during the war between the states. They owned no slaves. They fought for states rights. My grandfather was a sharecropper. While there is still time study the period starting with reconstruction till today and you will see who the real slave owners were and still are.
Talking about the statues can open up rich conversations for students, but teachers need to be prepared.