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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.