Paul Tough

Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character and Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a speaker on various topics including education, poverty, parenting, and politics.

Sept. 5 2012 10:43 AMHow Children SucceedWhich matters more, cognitive ability or motivation?
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Sept. 26 2008 10:23 AMFreaks and Cheats
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Sept. 23 2008 9:13 AMLocke High: The Real Charter Challenge
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Sept. 18 2008 10:08 PMMore on Attrition
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Sept. 17 2008 11:00 AMNo-Excuses Middle Schools?
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Sept. 12 2008 2:12 PMThe Zone
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Sept. 10 2008 10:27 AMObama Speaks
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Sept. 9 2008 12:39 PMThe View From the U.K.
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Sept. 8 2008 12:36 PMNuclear Option
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Sept. 5 2008 1:56 PMTeaching Limits
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Sept. 4 2008 3:17 PMDenver Nuggets
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Sept. 4 2008 11:06 AMThe Bonus Lottery
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Sept. 2 2008 11:52 AMAll About Teachers
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Sept. 29 2008 9:59 AMReplication
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Sept. 24 2008 9:12 AMA Charter-School Setback?
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Sept. 22 2008 10:42 AMCheaters
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Sept. 18 2008 2:53 PMThe Attrition Problem
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Sept. 15 2008 10:18 AMGreen Dot
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Sept. 11 2008 12:12 PMThe Divide
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Sept. 10 2008 10:03 AMWhatever It Takes
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Sept. 9 2008 11:16 AMFree the Chicago 1,400
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Sept. 8 2008 10:34 AMTeachers Inverted
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Sept. 5 2008 12:59 PMGeneration Gap
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Sept. 4 2008 1:49 PMCleaning House
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Sept. 3 2008 1:21 PMTeacher Pay, Green and Red, Too
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Sept. 2 2008 11:50 AMWelcome to the Blog


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 8:32 AM Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 20 2014 7:00 AM Gallery: The Red Planet and the Comet
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.