What is "character education?"
According to Character.org, character education is an initiative to "help young people become responsible, caring, and contributing citizens."
Many of the character traits taught in our public schools follow traditional social norms of mutual respect and character development, which allows its true agenda to go largely unnoticed.
Parents should be aware that school education programs are becoming more dependent upon curriculum standards developed in conjunction with UNESCO's Global Education First Initiative (GEFI).
GEFI has three priorities:
Priority #1: Put Every Child in School.
Priority #2: Improve the Quality of Learning.
Priority #3: Foster Global Citizenship.