THIS REAL SAT ESSAY RECEIVED A SCORE OF 11 out of 12
ESSAY SCORE: 11
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2 - 12
Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment:
Some politicians and educators advocate teaching values and character in schools. They claim that children need guidance to develop honesty, kindness, and trustworthiness and that schools should consider it their responsibility to foster these qualities just as they aim to foster academic skills. But good character simply cannot be taught in classrooms and through textbooks. Attempts to make values part of the curriculum will only take time and resources away from important academic subjects.
Is it wrong to try to teach values and character in the classroom? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.