The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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Students today don't know a parable from Aaron's rod

Is it any wonder that parents are opting for home schooling or private schools when teaching any sort of "values education" is forbidden? Now that parents are alarmed at the language students use in public schools, the incidence of violence, and the lack of respect students show their teachers and school administrators, some are calling for "character education" to be reinstituted. But I'd like to dust off the old curriculum guide and get those Bibles back from the Gideons. I'll bet "The Bible as Literature" unit is one students remember long after their grammar, vocabulary and writing assignments are forgotten, and it's still the best "character education" I know of.

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