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Unformatted text preview: Cory LAI 350 F Article #4 Character Education in Schools Kevin Ryans article on character development in schools was very interesting and in my opinion, an extremely important part of education. In general, I feel that most schools are so scared of being politically incorrect that they shy away from things that may raise an eyebrow or two, one of these being one of these being the advancement of ethics and character in students. To these schools, Id have to ask What kind of world would you like to grow old in? One filled with cold, analytical robots, or one with compassionate, well rounded individuals? My vote is for the latter, but with schools churning out the former at a steady (state assessed) pace Im not so sure thats possible. Mr. Ryan believes that in order to create good people, schools should follow C.S. Lewiss model called the Tao. The Tao is the universal path to a good person, its values include; honesty, kindness, loyalty, personal obligation to help the poor, the sick and the less fortunate. I believe this should be the highest priority personal obligation to help the poor, the sick and the less fortunate....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2009 for the course LAI 350 taught by Professor Ginsburg during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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