posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:30 PM
reply to post by MrWendal
You have my utmost respect. What people don't realize is that the laws nowadays restricted the teachers' ways of doing things while demanding that
the teacher teaches more than just subjects while it should be responsibilities of both parents and teachers. Take, for example, is it a teacher's
job to teach morality and beliefs inside a classroom? In my honest opinion, it is both the teacher's and parent's job to teach these things inside
AND outside of classroom. It is not SOLELY a teacher's responsibility (you'd be surprised how many people think otherwise).
First of all, I'm not from the US so I can't give concrete US examples but I can give examples. For one, we were taught Islamic principles for half
a year in history classes and were told to emulate the prophet muhammad as a role model because, oh, you know: he is a walking book of virtue
(repeatedly, too). Mind you, I'm not even a Muslim and about 98% of my classmates aren't. Then, we also have the moral class where we're supposed
to LEARN moral by memorizing exactly the definition of a given moral word. We were taught what is 'good' and what is 'bad', and luckily, in a
loose sense. Now that I look back, it was more like brainwashing but luckily it mostly fell into deaf ears. :p
We're a bunch of students studying for the sake of exams in those days. XD
And I still remember in those days where a teacher could smack the students' hands with a small cane as punishment or deterrent. We were told why
we're wrong before being handed to us though, so it wasn't a 'pointless' case of 'physical abuse'. In fact, parents from that age are more
towards the mindset of "if the teacher smack you, you must had did something wrong."
Of course, I disagree with that notion though but is it possible to link the lack of physical punishment and stringent school rues to the lacking of
morality (in a general sense) in kids nowadays? But then again, kids seems to have the ability to explore their own talents more than ever. It's a
trade off I guess.