Our national ethics survey of American youth finds one in three high schoolers stealing from a store in the past year, two in five lying to save money, and eight out of ten lying to their parents.
Should teachers be able to grade the parents of their students? Florida state rep. Kelli Stargel (R) thinks so, and she’s working on a bill that would give elementary school teachers that power.
A recent survey by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that greater wealth doesn’t necessarily make for better education levels. What does improve education levels?
Bullying has taken center stage in the news recently and there are several approaches being advocated to tackle it. What does your school do (or your kids’ school, if you’re a parent) to prevent and tackle bullying?
In our recent nationwide survey, half of all high school students admit they bullied someone in the past year, and nearly half say they were bullied, teased, or taunted in a way that seriously upset them.
In our book review this month, a hungry homeless kid steals his classmates’ lunch and he goes without punishment. Is this appropriate?
Summer holidays are long. Students go on vacation, get summer jobs, go to camp — everything but study. What do teachers do? Take the poll and see how others are responding.
Earth Day and Father’s Day celebrations trace their origins to tragic disasters. Could we derive anything positive from the calamity in the Gulf? Take the poll.
We recently interviewed Miss Illinois, a 2010 Miss America contestant, who is promoting character education. A lot of folks think pageant contests are sexist. What do you think — would it make a difference if there were similar contests for men?
Josephson Institute has released the findings of its first-ever large-scale study of the relationship between high school attitudes and behavior and later adult conduct. The survey found that high school lying and cheating are significant predictors of lying and cheating across a wide range of adult situations. Read more about the findings here.