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In my Catholic school here in Africa, we were graded not just on subjects, but on "Deportment" , "Character" and "Discipline", . Our parents, it was quaintly assumed we had two of opposite genders in those times who were not multiple divorcees and blended, could then read our reports and during the holidays ( we were mostly boarders in my school) be sure to help and correct during our holidays at home.
Perhaps I lived in Wonderland. I only thought this when I looked at student results of today's pedagogues. It would appear they are living in something like a confusion and unhappiness that is sad to behold.
Every honest individual understands why grading on character no longer applies. Instantaneous charges of “disparate impact” and furious accusations of “racism” abound. So a continuous concession to “anti-racism” is why the student population is no longer generally and academically assessed in terms of daily character and overall personal integrity.
This is a wonderful article IMO. If only any five of the virtues mentioned could be core taught today, let alone forty. Thank you Michael.