As I have said in the Hispanic Vision blog and the Education for the 21st Century blog, fathers need to be leaders within their families.
The Wall Street Journal, on Tuesday May 29, 2007, ran an article: "How is it that you can lead a staff but not a family" in Jared Sandberg's Cubicle Culture.
Families need the fathers to be leaders. Teachers have an expression for fathers who are a bad influence on their children: "The apple does not fall far from the tree."
America is in a leadership crisis, but every father can contribute to improving this country by being a good father. Of course, how many fathers truly know what takes to be a good father?