Re Ashley Brown's Nov. 14 column in concerning football coach Jody Grooms of the Lakeside High School:
My sons are too old for the lesson I learned from reading Brown's outstanding column about the coach to teach them about life. However, if my grandsons lived nearer to Columbia County, they could learn a very important lesson for their future, from Brown.
They could learn that cheating is right, unless you get caught. Teaching impressionable youth under his tutelage that there is nothing wrong with cheating is an important and proper task for a school teacher.
Requiring these youths to practice one method of cheating and then instructing them to go out onto the playing field in a game and use it, may even be morally acceptable? I guess moral values are not applicable in their future and in real life.
I'm truly sorry my grandsons cannot learn from Brown the important facts of life. I suppose I should be sorry I'm too old to have learned and then apply Brown's rules for living in today's world. The rules we learned when I was young were a little different - thank God!
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