Are we teaching the wrong lessons?

Dear Editor:

When I visit schools, I see that children as young as kindergarten are being encouraged to share, to not grab, to take turns and to be considerate of others. Most everyone agrees that those are good values to teach children. But aren’t those the values of socialism? Why don’t we instead prepare our children for the actual American way of life, where the few grab most everything, disregard the welfare of others, and call it “success”?

Either there is something wrong with our schools, or there is something wrong with our economic and political system. Is it perhaps time to reconsider the merits of socialism?

Peter Rees


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