Why Character Education?
“Throughout history character education has been the shared responsibility of parents, teachers and members of the community….[It] is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society. Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities and nations.” [U. S. Department of Education.]