The Core Knowledge blog writes about a post by Diana Senechal at DoubleX.   She writes:

“Schools should stop telling children to be nice and start teaching them to be good.”

Both the Core Knowledge’s commentary and the original post make some great points, and they are both worth reading.  I do have two issues with it, though.

One is that it seems to be focused on seeing using literature as the primary way to do that, and I think there are plenty of avenues to help students learn this difference.

The second is that, unfortunately, she bases this idea on a quote from Charles Murray,  a researcher who I think has done a fair amount of damage to education.  It shouldn’t detract from the usefulness of the point but, as Claus von Zastrow says in a comment on the post, “the guy still creeps me out.”