The powerful teaching methodology that is interactive and highly emotive of Character Is Higher Than Intellect causes fundamental, permanent learning in the areas of Self-Discipline, Responsible Behavior, Being Honest or True to Self, Being Honest to True to Others and Having a Reverence for Life. It has received the highest level of endorsement by the State Textbook Commission. Teachers who pilot tested the curricula endorsed it enthusiastically at every grade level.
Being deeply concerned about the development of value structures within young people in addition to preparing them academically, Dr. Porter-Murdock has authored and developed a character education program, Character is Higher Than Intellect, designed to help teachers and parents teach young people in a way that they build frameworks of thinking patterns and behavior patterns upon which to base responsible decisions. The curricula have been used by many teachers and parents throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries, and have been translated into Khmer and Afrikaans for interested individuals in Cambodia and South Africa.