What do middle-schoolers have to teach us about honor?

Imagine this: Coach K sets his rules for the upcoming game—everyone must be at practice. Every day, on time, no exceptions. One afternoon, all of the team’s starters decided to show up an hour late to practice. The rule says they should be suspended for one full week, which means they will not play against UNC... But the whole team, not to mention K-Ville, is depending on them. What should Coach do? This dilemma was presented to middle-schoolers at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill last week. A few members of Duke Honor Council visited Smith to teach and talk with sixth graders about honor. We began by presenting these ethical dilemmas. The middle schoolers moved to one side of the room in

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