We are merely "on-lookers," he says, at what is happening in society. He recalls a time when he was a college president with little interest in education on the grammar, middle and high school levels. The way we selected students for college, he points out and now regrets, has had devastating effects on the morale of our students. We should have been teaching them how to live with one another, instead of allowing them to step on others to advance their own goals.
It is time, he says, that schooling should primarily be for character formation. And what the schools can't do, religions should do. A good school should be a place where students feel safe, a place where they can devote themselves to study, foster a sense of self-worth and confidence, and where they can dream and realize their potential.