CNB NEWS: "Law, and business should be taught to K-12 students," says Tom Cruise.
As a parent, actor, and visionary, Cruise is beside himself with delight while thinking about the prospects of going into K-12 schools and witnessesing teachers teach law, business, history, English, and related subjects to students of every age.
"I know it will inure to the benefit of our country, and to each student, because knowledge of law cannot be specialized to the extent that people can't survive," Cruise says "This prevents individuals from breaking laws, and allows them to solve their legal issues before they becomes a problem in the courts."
"Every citizen needs to be able to understand the system and make it work for him or her."
"When children are taught law, government and business, a population of aware and strong leaders for the future will be seen. K-12 students will know that law is based on ethics, social agreement and conflicts. It is based on false opinions, and on many other things."
"Schools would teach the basics of contracts, tort, constitutional law, government organization, criminal law, history, tax law, corporate law, civil law including trusts and estates and inheritance, civil procedure, property law and education law to students of all ages and abilities. This will reduce the number of inmates in prison, and it would save the country billions in legal costs."
"The teaching of law will not overcome the teaching of the basic subjects, but merely provide a very motivating framework for students to apply their legal subject skills, and use them to read about legal subject matter, respond to law-related vignettes, problem-solve, and explore the philosophy of everyday life. Science could be more specialized at the university level."
"I cannot imagine anything more motivating to a student than learning how to become a responsible and literate citizen in our democracy," states Cruise.
"Law affects everyone and everyone should be able to understand it. There should be no monopoly on information relating to the laws that govern us. Every citizen should be able to act appropriately, react to government issues intelligently, understand taxes, human rights, and whatever aspects of civil life they feel merits their attention."