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U.S. Parents and Teachers Agree Kindness is Essential for Success, Sesame Workshop Survey Finds

Education World – Nicole Gorman

“In coordination with October being National Bullying Prevention Month, a new survey commissioned by the Sesame Workshop provides insight into teacher and parent opinions on both kindness and empathy. The survey found that while both U.S. teachers and parents agree that kindness is essential for any child’s future success, both worry that the world is an “unkind place for children.” According to the Sesame Workshop, the survey highlights a growing need and want for social-emotional learning in schools. “This survey confirms our concerns. It is time to have a national conversation about kindness. We hope that this is a first step towards doing that,” said Sesame Workshop CEO, Jeffrey D. Dunn in a statement.”(more)

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