It seems logical to think that teaching good character to kids would improve their academic performance. After all, a trustworthy, responsible, and respectful student attends class, pays attention, completes work on time, and makes good decisions. But it’s always nice to get some hard data agreeing with that assumption.
Is bullying like a disease? For which the only antidote is a little taste of social exclusion? The findings of a recent study at Northwestern University suggest that those who haven’t been bullied underestimate its effects.
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?
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.