Impact University: Paul Tough

Child Development

Helping Children Succeed >

What should we do to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity? From the best-selling author of How Children Succeed, a handbook to guide readers through the new science of success.

College Preparedness & Success

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character >

Paul Tough challenges prevailing ideas about intelligence and success by drawing a contrast between the current main focus of education–cognitive skills, knowledge, and experience–and the frequently neglected value of character, persistence, self-control, and curiosity.

College Preparedness & Success

Who Gets to Graduate? >

Tough, P. (2014-05-15, The New York Times): The colossal gap between the percentage of students from poor families (25%) vs. affluent families (90%) who complete a four-year degree cannot be explained by a difference in ability.

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