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Talking About How Kids Succeed Because of 'Grit' Is Trendy, But Proceed With Caution

Liz Dwyer

Paul Tough's book "How Children Succeed" became a bestseller and Angela Duckworth won a MacArthur Fellowship, making the idea that kids succeed because of their character and grit red hot. But Mike Rose cautions that "When the emphasis on character is focused on the individual attributes of poor children as the reason for their subpar academic performance, it can remove broader policies to address poverty and educational inequality from public discussion."

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