Class Struggle: good character produces good students

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Is it harder for affluent schools to have good character?

Reading Samuel Casey Carter's new book, "On Purpose," I wondered about the friction that may result from focusing on character in schools: How can we create more single-minded schools like these in a democratic society if some teachers and students wish to express contrary thoughts and feelings? Is raising the standards for student and teacher behavior harder or easier on more affluent campuses?

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)