I believe that as a teacher, I’m responsible for teaching both knowledge and character: How to finger tap, and also, usually in more subtle ways, how to be a kind person. And there are definitely some songs with offensive or “adult” lyrics that I would never teach a child.
But I don’t think “Highway to Hell” is inappropriate. The speaker in AC/DC’s song “Highway to Hell” is obviously a terrible role model, but the kids I teach know that. Teaching a young person the song wouldn’t make them do evil things, any more than a child dressing up like a vampire for Halloween would give them a thirst for human blood.
What do you think?