Educators, business professionals and others are offering their take on the skills students will need for jobs in the future, and the responses mirror feedback from students and parents: strong character and a sense of purpose.
A recent study by the British think tank Demos reveals some eye-opening statistics about cyberbullying, an increasing trend that many believe is driven by new technologies and an erosion of character and morality among teens, which can be resisted through intentional character-formation lessons and technology use.
Except for small groups of hermits, found here and there throughout human history, most human persons have lived in community since the earliest times. Perhaps it was first necessary for survival, but throughout the ages humans have formed communities and lived social lives for comfort and fulfillment.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is making character education a priority, a win for America and character education proponents including the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Classical education sharpens the humanity of each student and each teacher.