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



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.