The Secretary of Education Really Likes How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Duncan says he now applies that strategy at home with his wife and kids. They share their successes and failures around the dinner table each night and discuss how they can learn from those experiences and become more resilient in the future because of them. "Mr. Tough presents a thoughtful strategy to help those children most at risk," Duncan writes in the WSJ, "and it left me feeling hopeful about the huge difference we can make in the lives of those who have little opportunity." Tough's refreshing ideas about how to ensure that children grow up to reach their fullest potential have made waves in the education sector, and with parents at home. Thoroughly researched and well-written, How Children Succeed is presenting a new model for childhood development that is turning traditional notions of child-rearing and learning on their head. In highly requested speeches and media appearances, Tough expands on these ideas to share the importance of character—instead of just intelligence—as a major factor towards success in life.