Presently, education in many countries has deteriorated, and
culture and learning trail in the dust. Although there are still
some people in the education profession who try hard to save
morality from perishing, a mere cup of water cannot put out a
burning load of firewood. What is the reason for the complete
failure of education? Those in the field of education are
unwilling to reform, and do not seek to make progress. They
watch as students grow more degenerate day by day－ murdering,
setting fires, robbing, and dealing drugs－and pretend not to
notice. They may even openly encourage students to take drugs,
get abortions, behave promiscuously, use contraceptives, and so
on. That sort of vulgar behavior only causes students to become
dissipated in mind and to go against their conscience.
Although there are still some educators
who are speaking out and sincerely exhausting their efforts,
trying to reform the degenerate trends and to secure a good
foundation for young people, the majority shamelessly ignore
their consciences and encourage people to act in obscene and
disrespectful ways, to violate human obligations, and to injure
public morals. As a result, the brave and noble ideals of the
students are withered and crushed, and their good roots are
harmed and obliterated. Before they have truly activated their
wisdom, they have already learned to be frivolous and wild!
Some educators ceaselessly insist that
education in ethics and virtue should be changed; they are
nothing but thieves among the virtuous and rascals among the
cultured. In order to cover up and protect their shortcomings,
they oppose genuine education and educational reform with every
means they have. Like the blind leading the blind, they delude
the ignorant. Is this not a great cause for anguish and worry?
People devoted to education should
constantly base themselves on the spirit of public justice,
open-mindedness, and great courage when training the future
leaders of the world. Only then will they not fail in their duty
and not be ashamed of the job they are doing as teachers.
However, if they continue to indulge in deviant knowledge and
views, being jealous and obstructive, fishing for praise and
reputation, oppressing others and elevating themselves, covering
up their faults, and being false and deceitful, then education
will plummet, never to rise and prosper again. The great talents
of humanity will also be buried, and the nation's future will be
in grave danger! I hope that educators will capture the
attention of young people and quickly think of a way to save our
children from going astray and willingly falling into error.
Then hopefully the fate of society and the nation will take a
turn for the better.