“Character” Education Growing In Popularity Around Country


The Deseret (UT) News (5/14, Shepard) reports on the rising trend of teaching students “character,” which has gained popularity since Paul Tough published his book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.” The article points out the ways in which such education, which stresses character over I.Q., is being used in certain institutions across the country.