Is character education an essential part of schooling? The authors of two recent Education Week Commentaries think so, and offer their thoughts on how it could be improved.
Peter R. Greer argues that many schools are providing character education on the cheap, presenting it in "ways that require little effort and have no lasting impact." Matthew Davidson, Thomas Lickona, and Vladimir Khmelkov urge educators to develop lessons on performance character and moral character in order to encourage students to work to their highest potential.
What do you think? Does character education need to be improved and if so, how?