School has become a drain, due, in large part, to student immaturity and lack of civility. Today, after Obama’s health care speech, Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) was texting on his Blackberry and Joe Wilson (R-S Carolina) shouted out “You lie!” when Obama stated his health care proposal would not cover illegal immigrants. For these two, retribution is swift – video of Cantor is all over the web and Wilson’s Democratic rival for the senate apparently raised 50,000 since the speech last night. But no wonder the kids are such a mess. The adults are acting like babies.
The question is, with the sheer rudeness, the inability to hold a discourse, the lack of any form of civility in so many public venus, is combatting student mirroring of such behavior even possible?