Moral Issues in Public Schools

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Moral issues should be taught in public schools. The children of the United States of America are not getting the morals taught to them that will benefit society. Over forty percent of American teens will become pregnant by the age of 18 (Statistics on Adolescent Pregnancy). In 2003, seventeen percent of teens tried to commit suicide (Child Trends Databank). In 1994 over 2.7 million juveniles were arrested and that number is increasing as the years progress (The Brookings Institute). With these enormously high percentages it is obvious that there is a crisis in the United States and that morals must be taught in the public school systems. The role that the public schools play in teaching morals is controversial. Many people think that religion must be brought in and is a violation of the constitution to have religion taught in schools. It is possible however that the morals that religion introduces be taught in the public school system. Take for instance; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The King James Version of the Bible states in Matthew 7:12 “Therefore all things
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor ??? during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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