In this Op-Ed article, David Brooks comments on the concept of “Grit” as well as Angela Duckworth’s new book of the same title. He contrasts the importance of GPA (Grade Point Average) with working persistently toward something a student cares about. This is the “moral purpose” that Duckworth talks about in her book.Source:
David Brooks, New York Times, May 10, 2016Description:
“The G.P.A. ethos takes spirited children and pushes them to be hard working but complaisant. The G.P.A. mentality means tremendous emphasis has now been placed on grit, the ability to trudge through long stretches of difficulty. Influenced by this culture, schools across America are busy teaching their students to be gritty and to have “character” — by which they mean skills like self-discipline and resilience that contribute to career success.”Read the full article here!