onality with some who consider them beneficial focusing on them while a large number simply teach the curriculum and leave the learners to their own devices in other issues. However, if the state or federal government was to mandate them, they would all be forced to teach these values which would result in learners having more exposure and getting a chance to tell apart right from wrong with guidance from professionals. On the other hand, the state represents several freedoms and rights of the American people, and some of the things considered values are illegal. Such include, pre-marital sex, and some habits like smoking unless one is underage. However, due to the diversity in the majority of American schools, the children’s different backgrounds may make it hard to determine what is considered moral or immoral. Some parents argue there is nothing wrong with children having sex as long as it is with each other, and they use protection. If the state were to take a stand based on the law, the children would be taught to avoid this. The situation would be hence imbalanced depending on one’s personal background some obeying teachers others their instincts and others their parents. For example, a 17 old boy is currently in the middle of a scandal involving him, and Kerry Gauthier a house representative, where it is claimed they had “consensual sex” in a public place. This shows that no matter who is teaching the values, the children can still do whatever they want and there will always be adults
wiling to exploit their innocence and hide between the “they are mature” tag (Public Advocate, 2000). Furthermore, if the role was left to parents, the upside is they would be able to instill the values into their kids better than the school since they have a better...
This work talks that parents rarely contribute to inculcating the much-needed values in their children assuming the school should do most of the work. On the other hand, the school assumes the same about the parents, thus, children are left alone to do whatever they please as long as they are within the limits of the school rules. This controversy begs the question “Must a set of values be prescribed by the state or federal government and taught in schools or must the teaching of values be the responsibility of the families?”
The state has considerable machinery and is quite capable of having schools teach values wherein if it were to take over this role, the value systems would be inculcated in the curriculum. Students would have to interact with them in the same way they interact with their day-to-day learning. Currently, the values taught often depend on the teachers personality with some who consider them beneficial focusing on them while a large number simply teach the curriculum and leave the learners to their own devices in other issues. However, if the state or federal government was to mandate them, they would all be forced to teach these values which would result in learners having more exposure and getting a chance to tell apart right from wrong with guidance from professionals.
The essay comes to a conclusion that the parents and teachers should be role models. Psychologists for instance claim that most children who grow up to be spouse batterers are influenced by how their parents treated them.