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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