The British government recently announced a scheme to give £500 to every secondary school in the nation to establish charity bank accounts. These accounts are to be managed exclusively by students, according to a recent article in the Times Online. The civic scheme is meant to encourage an ethos of social and personal responsibility amongst British youth, and to foster a lasting culture of giving. Could school leaders in the U.S. learn anything from this act in civics?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.