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Manners, Morale Worries About Public Schools

According to an April 2003 study published by Public Agenda, 81% of public school teachers have serious concerns about children's behavior in school and their poor study habits. The continued and increasing incidents reported in the media, trends in TV programming and movies, direct observation in our classrooms and in public all clearly show that there has never been a greater need for character education and social skills development. The PoliteChild® has long recognized the effect of poor socials skills on children's social and academic success and created its program in 2001 partly to offset this continuing decline in conduct and character.

We have provided a link to various articles citing the Public Agenda report as well as others related to this crucial topic. It is our hope that you will find this page a useful resource, along with the many others we provide our members and supports.

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Links to related articles

  • April 23, 2003 - Seattle Post-Ingelligencer (PDF 154k)
  • April 23, 2003 - Washington Times (PDF 130k)
  • August 25, 2003 - USA Today (PDF)
  • September 3, 2003 - Letter to the editor, written by PoliteChild Founder and President Corinne Gregory, published in USA Today in response to USA Today article dated August 25, 2003. (PDF)
  • November 4, 2003 - Seattle Times opinion article, "Please join my revolution" (PDF)
  • November 6, 2003 - Letter to the editor in response to November 4 article. (PDF)
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