culture / education / respect / teaching

Rudeness begets… rudeness

…as violence begets violence. Every mother knows that. Teach your child with violence, that’s how he thinks his problems are solved. I think ‘rude’ is the same. If an environment rewards rude behavior, people fall in line. Who would think this applies to a Christian school. Wouldn’t you think we’d fight discourtesy with courtesy? We … Continue reading

culture / education / respect / teaching

When did people get so mean

When did people decide that yelling down their opponent was a viable alternative to constructive conversation? That used to be considered hothead, now it’s de rigeur for debate. I’m not talking about politics this time. I mean in everyday life. My school for example–a Christian school. A group of parents respectfully asked why tuition was … Continue reading