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Have you ever attended a private institution? What was your experience like? Think back and compare it to your ideal public school, which one happens to pale in comparison? Public schools, which are controlled by the government, and heavily influenced, by politicians and privateers, hurt your children, not allowing them to reap the full benefits of their growing mind. “Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening.
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School prayer would allow a young religious person the opportunity to debate their religious beliefs during school; Such a change will highlight religious differences and similarities between students (“Pros and” 1). In 1962 the supreme court of the united states ruled that public schools and other agencies of the government were forbidden to interfere with the viewpoint of a student and their religion (“Prayer and” 2). the court valued school cooperation with religious authorities because it respects the religious nature of our people and accommodates the public to their spiritual needs (“Pros and” 1). althoug... ... middle of paper ... ...hootings (1).religious conservatives believe religious influence in schools is necessary to teaching young adults moral values (“Pro school” 1). school advocates argue that it is undemocratic to remove the majority the right to pray because of a minority (1).
The Role of Morals in Education and Religion in School “Our father’s God to, thee, author of Liberty, to thee we sing. Long may our land be bright with freedoms holy light; protect us by thy might, Great God our King.” Since the late 1950’s, when separation between Church and state was forced into practice, public schools have shown a dramatic decrease in the amount of ethics and morality taught in the classroom. All the while, school violence is on the rise. All we need to do is look at the horror with transpired at Columbine to see this sad truth in action. Because public teachers are terrified of lawsuits they neglect to implement the importance of ethical and moral values on the youths of our society.
The Innumerable Benefits to Home Schooling In his book The Right Choice – Home Schooling, Chris Klicka argues that “Sending our children to the public school … is tantamount to sending our children to be trained by the enemy” (Crank 25). Though his words may be considered harsh by some parents, many Americans agree with him and feel that public school is only endangering their children; home schooling is the modern day alternative that many mothers and fathers have chosen to turn to. Those who feel that the world of the public school is detrimental to their children’s growth and health are not alone; they share the beliefs of many parents who feel that home schooling has many benefits and advantages that public schools cannot offer to students today. Among complaints about public schools is that they are anti-religion. Advocates for home schooling say that children cannot be brought up in a religious atmosphere at home and then be sent to school where it is challenged or ridiculed.
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(American Humane Association) We should consider the ages and stages of the children and the cultural, social and socio economic background of the children before deciding on the discipline strategies. Since positive guidance is the requirement, it is better to observe the child keenly before strategizing on what guidance principle to apply to help the child. Also, all children are unique. Hence what works with one child may not work with another. Strategies used to teach discipline to children should be positive in nature.
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