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By Laura B.
Character Counts is a slogan used to present Peacock as a happy, healthy, safe, and caring learning environment, when in truth, it's not.
The elements of character are not brought out to the students attending Peacock in any way, other than through the posters on the walls, that some people seem to have damaged.
Visitors to Peacock will look at the walls and see Character Counts posters displayed throughout the school, and they'll think that we are learning about the Six Pillars, and that we are being taught about what character means and how to use it in our lives everyday. Are we?
There are Six Pillars of Character, but most kids asked can name about three correct ones. Does that give you an idea of how effective this program is? Upon looking them up, I found that the six pillars are respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, and citizenship.
So, what is this program doing for us and how does it affect Peacock students in their lives? Truthfully, Character Counts does not affect me in any way.
Now, I can see you may be wondering where I am going with this article, and why I bothered to write it, if the whole basis of it doesn't affect me in any way.
I decided to write this, because if the program is going nowhere, and doing nothing for us, why have it at all?
It is a nuisance for Peacock students to walk by the same slogans every day, knowing that they don't have meaning in their lives.
I wrote this article based on peoples' opinions, mostly my own, so if you disagree, don't let this article get to you.
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