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Published: Sunday, April 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

This opinion piece is absolutely correct. America cannot be successful unless the public schools teach both character and morality.

Sadly, most schools have given in to the left wing notion that they cannot teach moral values because doing so might offend somebody. As a result, the schools fail to teach the values that made this Country great, such as honor, prudence, moderation, and chastity.

As a result of this failure, much of the public sits around waiting for the government to take care of it. This inactivity is broken up only by sporadic bursts of substance abuse and immorality.

It is time for the schools to stand up to the left. The future of America depends on it.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

While this is a noble effort and should be commended, it is doomed to failure.

As was pointed out recently in the DN, what the parents teach in the home is 5 times as likely to sink in when compared with teaching in the schools. Today few parents practice and Television rarely show what the Character education would have our kids learn. If you want your kids to build character and be a well disciplined person, schools will never accomplish that.

We must focus on our families, and take responsibility to teach our kids that they are not the center of the universe if we are to see society improve. Society is built on top of the foundation of our families. As our families crumble, so too will society. I for one will work with my kids to help them develop into hard workers that can see something beyond themselves.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

Teach morality at home; as a matter of fact teach your child AT home.

You can now home school with the help of a computer program provided by the State I hear. Check it out.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Schools teach values all the time and some good ones.

Teachers and coaches teach about respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork, honesty, sacrifice, loyalty, citizenship etc. etc. etc.

And I don't see any problem with that either....

George
Bronx, NY

@john charity springs
less then 8 percent of the population relies on government for any f their needs and less then three percent rely on the government solely. Hardly a crisis of epic proportions.

Hoards is right kids do learn character skills in school and as someone that works daily with kids I am confident that our future will be eft n good hands.

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