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    (Original post by Trousers)
    Fair enough, but morals can be very tricky. If we teach morals in school, whose morals do we teach? The teacher's morals? What if the teacher believes that people should have sex with whoever they want, whenever they want? What if the teacher is a strict Christian or Muslim? What if they believe in no sex before marriage? Most children aren't going to listen to that.

    The only solution would be to have some kind of standardised moral code to be taught. But then you have the same problem - who thinks up this code? Do we all vote on it? What if the outcome reveals that most of us are homophobes? Then what should we teach?

    I think the moral teaching should be down to the parents, but this isn't a perfect solution either as it ensures that prejudices and irrational views are forever passed down through the generations. But what else can be done?
    Therein lies the difficulty. Perhaps schools (and this is my personal belief) should stick to teaching geography and maths and leave moral upbringing to parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, family friends, church, etc

    You're never going to get a perfect solution but clearly what we have created is dysfunctional.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Therein lies the difficulty. Perhaps schools (and this is my personal belief) should stick to teaching geography and maths and leave moral upbringing to parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, family friends, church, etc

    You're never going to get a perfect solution but clearly what we have created is dysfunctional.
    Indeed. And everyone thinks their personal set of morals is the best, and we all enjoy talking about it, so kids are having conflicting information coming at them from all angles. No wonder they're confused.
 
 
 
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