The Grit Scale: A New Solution in the Education Debate

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

School photos, classroom, school supplies, pencils, students (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

From President Bush's No Child Left Behind legislation and President Obama's Race to the Top competition, to education reform experts like NCLB advocate turned critic Diane Ravitch and former Washington public schools superintendent Michelle Rhee, everyone seems to have a solution for fixing the nation's broken education system. It is easy to get lost among all these strategies, solutions and debates. But two educators have developed a strategy that they say is proven to have real results for both low-income students in charter schools and wealthy students in elite private schools.

Dominic Randolph, headmaster the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, and Angela Duckworth, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the Grit scale, explain the Grit scale, and how to implement it effectively.



Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth and Dr. Dominic Randolph

Comments [1]

This is great that people are really trying to fix this education issue.

Oct. 19 2011 03:16 PM

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