Are schools focused on developing the wrong skills?

04/10/2013 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Some educators say they believe that schools focus too much on test scores and not enough on areas such as effort and self-control. Increasingly, educators and others say the most successful students are those who demonstrate passion, persistence and the ability to overcome failure. Middle school director Rebecca Benarroch said the key is how teachers present difficult work and their approach to struggling students.

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