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America Has Lost Its Moral Compass

There Are No Consequences for Bad Behavior It is no surprise to me that a record-high 50% of Americans rate the overall state of moral values in the U.S. as "poor," and another 37% say it is "only fair." Just 1% think the state of moral values is "excellent" and... Read more →


Virtues and Values Enhance Ethical Behavior

A Framework for Judging Right from Wrong I am a big supporter of teaching virtues and values to both college students and professionals. The reason is they lay a foundation for ethical behavior. In this blog I will explain why. Moral Values Values are basic and fundamental beliefs that govern... Read more →


U.S. High School Students Lag Foreign Peers in Achievement Scores

Are U.S. Students Choosing the Easy Path to Success? Much has been written about the low achievement scores of U.S. high-schoolers when compared to those of other countries. The chart below shows how badly U.S. students lag behind their peers in foreign countries. When comparing achievement scores in reading, math,... Read more →


Did the Divide over Teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) Cost Terry McAuliffe the Virginia Governorship?

Is Teaching About CRT Inherently Bad? I have previously blogged about Critical Race Theory (CRT). I've tried to take a balanced approach and explain not only why parents object to it being taught in schools and explaining what it holds as a theory, but have also discussed in a blog... Read more →


Decline in Moral Values in the U.S. Caused by the Political Divide

Closing the Moral Value Gap Between Republican and Democrats I have previously blogged about the results of a poll by Gallup released on June 24, 2021, that found nearly half of Americans believe the nation’s moral values are in poor condition, and a significantly higher percentage predict those standards are... Read more →


Why America's Moral Values Are in Decline

Gallup Poll Blames a Sharp Political Divide I have blogged many times before about the decline of moral values in America. We are falling off a cliff in that regard. Let’s face it: We have lost our moral compass as a society and it’s likely to get worse before it... Read more →


The Causes of the Moral Decline in America

Determining Rights versus Wrong Mass shootings, racial hatred, social injustice, incivility, fraud, and White Supremacy are just a few of the examples of the moral decay in America. These extremes forms of behavior have occurred because of a decline in morality and ethical behavior. Morality is the system through which... Read more →


Can Babies Distinguish Right From Wrong?

Yale Baby Lab Experiment Implies Babies Understand Fairness and Justice A colleague of mine suggested I look at a You Tube video about experiments conducted by the Baby Lab at Yale University. Why, I asked? He said an experiment shows babies have a moral conscience at ages under 24 months.... Read more →