Tough, Paul

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The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Drawing on broad reading and visits to campuses across the country, Tough’s work offers an indictment of American society and political structures and persuasively argues that universities must fulfill the American commitment to equality of opportunity
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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

For readers concerned with finding practical ways to engage with and improve education for those children with the most to lose.
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Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Dawson and Guare's interesting work attempts to strike a balance between providing informational background and acting as a how-to manual; the result is not enough of either. This title is best suited to motivated, college-educated readers. Listeners interested in a survey course about the plight of the educational system can do no better than Tough's book, but caveat emptor—it is not a how-to volume.

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