15 Character Qualities We Must Teach To Our Children

For at the least thirty years I have spoken about the importance of character training in our schools. The students that teachers work with may not get any character education in their home, and deciding whether or not something is right or wrong is based upon circumstance or the environment with the color always being gray rather than viewing things in black and white. I have been in schools and have found posters all over the building that state how the school and the district are committed to character education for their students. In the same schools the use of profanity and vulgarity was regularly used without consequence and in one school a fight broke out in the hallway. Different states across the country have mandated that school districts implement a character education program and in some cases a character education coordinator has been appointed to either develop or purchase a canned character education program for district use.

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