THIS REAL SAT ESSAY RECEIVED A SCORE OF 10 out of 12
ESSAY SCORE: 10
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.