I loved the chess idea and what they have been able to accomplish. Just overkill and the purpose got lost in the excess length. I do believe that strong character is learned in the competitions. I was a little taken back at the low ACT scores by those that did well in the competition. I would have thought that it would have helped the analytic skills and in turn helped raise the ACT scores. I am working with a colleague to put together a program that combines character, entrepreneurship, academics, and the empowered learner skills. It is combined with technology. I'll pass some of it on when we get closer. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I agree, there were several holes in his book and he spent too much time with the Chess stories but until we get to the root causes of poverty and quit throwing money at the symptoms we will never make any real progress
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Good article/go get um. Good book that refutes SFER;How children succeed by Tough
read this after you finish my book.
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