From kindergarten to the great universities, increased attention is being paid to the proper place of character formation in education. Much energy and resources are going into helping educators find useful tools for implementing character education.
This movement is proceeding in public, private, parochial, and home schools. However, charter schools offer a special opportunity for innovation in this area. Because they are schools of choice, charter schools can engage in moral instruction that might ignite controversy in conventional government schools.
From the Academy of the Pacific Rim in Boston to the Children’s Success Academy in Arizona, charter schools are on the cutting edge of character education. This paper takes a look at the kinds of choices they are offering.
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