Here we go! Abe and a bunch of other politicians think that schools are the place to teach morals.
Japan needs to reverse a moral decline and better motivate students to create “a nation with dignity,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday.
Maybe the politicians should put their own house in order before they start trying to saddle the already over burdened education system with the chore of moral indoctrination. Schools are a place for the three R’s, and they aren’t getting that right by the looks of Japanese test scores as compared with those of other countries.
There was another relevant quote today at Japan Today.
There’s a lot Buddhism can offer modern society. It’s just a matter of what temples are going to do about it.
How about temples fulfilling their obligation to society by doing what they are really best at, too, being a religious institution which, along with the family, should be where children learn morals.