In Citizenship Class, Students Study the Eightfold Path

May 23, 2004

Source: StarBulletin

On May 23, 2004 StarBulletin reported on citizenship class at Kealakehe High School in Hawaii, where students "grapple with ethical issues, current events and how to make democracy work. Every teacher at the school mentors a citizenship "ohana" of 25 students for four straight years, giving a rare personal dimension to this high school...The curriculum is broad, embracing ethical codes from the Rotary Club's 4-Way Test to the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism. Students tackle concrete problems such as cheating in school and drug abuse, as well as deep questions such as 'What is my purpose in life?'"

See also: Buddhism, Schools