Standards lax for decades

Once again the editors of The Augusta Chronicle cannot connect the dots.

 

In the editorial, “Academic fraud fails students” (Aug. 31), you lambast the teachers and educators. But when have you lambasted the ethics taught by our esteemed educational teachers and their system? From K-5 to graduate-level courses, the standard is that there is no standard. Values clarification, ethics neutrality and “the end justifies the means” have been taught for 50 years in these places.

By the standards they are teaching, these “academics” have done no wrong. They are merely acting out the curriculum they have been teaching. What your editorial illustrates is that real education cannot be achieved without traditional (biblical) standards of right and wrong.

If you cannot call us back to biblical standards, then there will be no standards. Ethical pluralism is what we have, and it is destroying our students, as well as our society.

Ideas have consequences – a law established by the God of the Bible. It cannot be violated. Our current consequence is a further degradation of our culture at all levels and in disastrous ways.

Ed Payne, M.D.

Augusta

 

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