- Kurt Krueger
- Sylmar, CA
- United States
CHARACTER INCLUSION - ringing Character Development into all schools AND Society thus upgrading people for a quality society.
To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. - Theodore Roosevelt
Many families spend a lot of time, care, and attention on nurturing values in their children. They do it the best way they know how given all of the other challenges that they are dealing with – we can supplement this. We can educate their children in the various character qualities for a wonderful and fulfilling life.
I propose that we dramatically enhance character development through societal education. Societal education includes all levels of society and draws forth from the people the innate values of each person.
There are character traits that all people could easily support. We would truly transform our society through education into a continuance of a QUALITY CULTURE. We would have less violence, an improvement of academic scores, and less social ills. Just look at end of this letter for some research on this. G.K. Chesterton wrote, "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." What kind of a soul experience would we like to pass on to the next generation? How do you wish to spread the idea? Obviously, begin with your modeling quality character traits. Pay It Forward!
Do you feel that it should be a component in all schools of the world? Could we design a task force to develop a Culture of Learning Character program for sharing with ALL educators and sectors of society, at all levels? Keep the focus on the higher reasons for living and education, developing our future compassionate leaders, and conscientious and wise followers.
How can you help?
Let’s focus our efforts on creating a better society by bringing our focus to drawing forth character qualities in everyone. This may be done through the full inclusion of character education throughout the curriculum of our education systems AND throughout the entire society.