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Why Grit Isn't Enough22:58


The idea of grit is a popular idea in education — the idea that success and determination are inextricably linked.

But according to longtime Boston educator Linda Nathan, our obsession with grit is masking deeper problems of poverty and inequality.


Linda Nathan, founding headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy, first executive director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship and author of, "When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart The College-For-All Promise." She tweets @lindanathan.

This segment aired on October 16, 2017.

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