Paul Tough #3: Mr. Tough answers our questions about “Getting an A”!

  
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Hi there! Two weeks ago, we read (and annotated) Paul Tough’s “Getting an A,” from his book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks UsLast week, we shared our questions and first impressions. This Sunday, we’ll gather together to discuss the article (in-person and online). Please sign up!

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Last Tuesday, I got to talk with Mr. Tough, and in this 30-minute podcast episode, he generously answers our questions and speaks about some of the themes we’ve been exploring. You’ll learn about how he began writing about education, how he met Ivonne and Prof. Uri Treisman, why he wrote the chapter, how it felt to sit in lecture classes and discussion sections, and why he still believes in college as a path toward social mobility in the United States.

I encourage you to take a listen and share your thoughts!

Does listening to Mr. Tough clarify any of your questions? Get you thinking in a different way, or strengthen your views?

All right, let’s discuss! To do so, click on the play button or the title, which will let you listen to the podcast episode and write your comments on the bottom of the post. If you get stuck, hit reply, and we’ll get things sorted out.

Thank you for participating in this week’s conversation. And if you’re free and interested, sign up for this Sunday’s Article Club discussion below. See you soon!

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