• Yes, because it doesnt seem like people teach their children the meaning anymore
  • Morals should be taught by the parents at home. It's not the job of the educators or the government to do that
  • I think morals should start from inside the home and carry on through the classrooms , so yes and good question -- + up
  • No, not morals. Morality is subjective and it's rules and meanings can change from town to town and from block to block. Especially it can change from ethnicity to religion to sect.... Perhaps ethics should be taught instead?
  • No. Children can learn social skills in the classroom, but every family has a different idea about morals, so it's better for the child to learn them at home.
  • Absolutly!! In my opinion with out morals you have no respect for yourself or anyone else. With out respect you have no friends and trust and with out trust you have NOTHING.
  • Morals should be taught by the parents, any kid lacking in morals is not at fault, its the parents fault and they should be punished not the children. Mom and Dad should be forced into parenting classes because they need it.
  • Some basic morals, ones we can all agree upon like respect for human life and not to steal, should be touched upon in school maybe but it's a family's job at the end of the day to teach the kids right from wrong.
  • No. Everyone has a different set of moral values and it is up to the parents, not the teachers, to instill a set of morals into the children.
  • Is this a trick question? Seriously? I want my kids to get in serious trouble if they something immoral at school. Good lord, should just be allowed to run amuck?
  • They should be taught in the home and the education just an extension of what is taught by the family. Sadly a lot of homes do not give children a good grounding.
  • Why not? They teach ammorality.
  • Yes. Society depends on a moral populace. And it cannot depend on parents to provide a uniform standard. As our society has rejected God and the Bible as valid sources of morality, it MUST by default define and enforce its own moral standard. But if that standard fails to enforce certain universal standards, this society will certainly perish as a result of its own hubris.
  • That's something that parents need to do. Since morality is relative, many parents would end up doing that anyway; I imagine they won't always be happy with how the school is teaching morals.
  • No. Morals are subjective, whose morals would you teach? A school needs rules as society does to function but they should not teach morals.
  • I think to a degree, they have to be. I will not allow my students to cheat, steal, beat each other up, or be disrespectful. If I let them do whatever, the class would not be a safe environment in which they could learn. However, it would be asking for trouble to start trying to teach things that are not directly encountered in the classroom. Depending on the subject you were teaching, you could lead discussions on those topics, but you couldn't teach or enforce them.
  • Morals should be taught from the age that a child is able to talk and understand the word no at home by their parents. There should not be a need for a "Moral class" at shool but in a sense morals at school are enforced. When a child is disrespectful, disturbing class, picking on another classmate, caught cheating, fighting on the play ground, all of these things and much more at a school a child would get into trouble for so in a sense they are being taught morals by being held accountable for making immoral bad choices but there isn't a classroom time of teaching morals no. That should begin at home by the childs parents at a very young age to avoid having these mentioned problems at school.
  • Morals should be taught at momma's knee. Ethics should be taught in the classroom, if for no other reason than there are apparently a lot of sorry parents running around out there who haven't a CLUE!
  • I think it should be part of the hidden curriculum. Some parents do not do such a good job in this area.
  • Every person who is responsible for bringing a child up (teacher, parents, extended family) should make an effort to teach them morals. We are not born with them after all...
  • Sure, but it will never happen. A teacher has students for only a short period of time. Parents, who have no morals, have their children for a lifetime. What children learn at home is what they take to school. A teacher would be fighting a "lost-cause", by trying to reverse at school, what they are learning at home. Lets face it, the morals of America are sliding into the sewer. A teacher, in this case, cannot make a difference.
  • Everywhere one goes, they are learning about morals and mores. I think that the main source of morals should be the home. Mores are a different story, because society unconsciously determines (or at least should) what is accepted and what it not. I think that there is too much "engineering" going on with that, today.
  • There is a thin, subtle distinction between morals and ethics. Morals have to do with conduct but, depending on society, they may have a very narrow scope. Is prostitution immoral? May be yes. But if the prostitute is a mother whose only income is prostitution (think of prostitutes in shantytowns in the third world) then her ethical duty is to feed her children first. Is it moral to hire such a prostitute? May be no. But for some people that may be the only way to get company and acceptance. Is it moral to be the pimp of such prostitute? No, but that it is also unethical. Since morals are somehow personal, they fall in the subjective realm. People ought to live according to their morals, but can not impose them onto anyone. So, schools can not teach morals, but the must teach ethics.
  • Better to teach ethics(assuming a public school). Morals are often associated with religious convictions. In the US there are a variety of religions, not always seeing eye to eye.
  • yes, they should. How many of us know about children who have terrrible parents: never home, disconnected, uncaring, etc. If we have an opportunity to make someones life a little better by teaching them good basic morals and we pass that opportunity up,then we are just as guilty as the parents who are not doing their job. Anyone who is around a child, or anyone else for that matter, should do their best to share positive and valuable teaching or information. Besides, some children from less than good homes need all the help they can get.

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