Opinion: The need for character education

In today’s world of public education, a child’s academic success and future prospects for happiness are determined by two narrow measures: their math and reading scores, says New York education advocate Reginald Richardson for Bloomfield Patch. Schools have been placed on state oversight lists and even shuttered for not showing improvement in these two areas. As a result of this focus, our public schools have narrowed curriculum and directed their limited resources to support the singular goal of achieving higher scores… 

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