WHY DEVELOP CHARACTER?
To promote a core set of universally acknowledged virtues and values
- Character can be developed, and its progress can be measured holistically.
- Character is important: it contributes to human and societal thriving.
- Character is largely recognized through role-modeling and is emotionally contagious.
- Character education provides the rationale, language and tools to apply its principles in all aspects of life.
- Character is the foundation for success, better behavior and increased opportunity.
- Character should be developed in partnership with parents, clergy, corporations and community organizations.
- Character education is about fairness – each child has a right to character development.
- Character empowers students and is liberating.
- Character demonstrates a readiness to learn from others.
- Character promotes democratic citizenship.