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Angela Duckworth Says Grit Is Not Enough. She’s Building Tools to Boost Student Character. (EdSurge)

Angela Duckworth Says Grit Is Not Enough. She’s Building Tools to Boost Student Character. (EdSurge)

"Duckworth has faced the backlash by practicing a bit of grit herself. Take her reaction when a PhD candidate emailed her explaining that he was doing his dissertation about how the grit narrative ignored systemic barriers that may keep some students from persisting, no matter their character. She offered to serve on the student’s dissertation committee, to gain a deeper understanding of his criticisms."—Source: EdSurge

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The college experience isn't just about learning their topics of study — it also develops character. Read how we can help students learn how to apply themselves. —Eduwire Editors