Originally Posted by DenverDynamite
I don't know anybody that is advocating that schools should be in the morality teaching business. However, children learn more from life experiences rather than from words alone. The biggest part of understanding right from wrong is putting those lessons into practice among a group of one's own peers. Hence the necessity of the classroom environment.
Don't get me wrong. I'm no enemy of the classroom. Or even the public school, in principle. That said, there are so many things broken in public education that I'm not sure a real solution can be achieved at this point without school choice.
You don't usually choose your child's doctor by whichever one's office is closest. I'm not sure why your child's education should be any different.