Monday, March 8, 2010

They're paid to teach....

Not to preach...

There used to be a time when children were taught civics and were expected to go out and make the world a better place on their own. They were expected to take care of their little corner of the world, and they were taught that if each person takes care of the situation in their little corner of the world, that overall the world will become a better place.

Apparently, that time is dead.

I don't have a problem with children getting out and trying to improve their little piece of the earth, what I have a problem with it, is having that be mandated by the school district and the school's administration. Some people feel very strongly about a particular issue. Some people feel strongly about the issue of "social justice" as a whole. But to have it mandated that everybody in the school must work on a "social justice" project hand picked by someone else goes too far, and I would venture a guess, teaches the wrong message to children.

That message? That it is perfectly all right to meddle in someone else's affairs. That it is not only their right to do so, but also their responsibility. And what does this message turn into? It turns the children into people so wholly dependant on someone else to make their choices and decisions, that there will be no personal responsibility left.

I know, I know. That's a slippery slope argument, but in this case, it's a very valid one.

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