One mother said that she refused to send her son to a certain public high school because it would be a bad influence on her son and he would get into trouble. Another mother sent her son to the same high school and he turned out to be an All American football player and Pro Football player, became deeply Christian and still is. Why do we so often make environment the fall guy? Environment can be problematical, but I am forever seeing these stories of someone overcoming or getting through it. I have never figured out the formula and maybe there isn't one, but environment is not automatic. Many children go to Catholic schools and leave the church. The football player, by the way, never went to Catholic school.