On the Issues: Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed

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On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

9:00 a.m., Registration and coffee
9:30 a.m., On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
10:45 a.m., Break
11:00 a.m., Panel Discussion
Noon, Program Ends

This event is sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Zilber Family Foundation, Marquette Law School, and the Marquette College of Education. It is open to the community and is complimentary.

Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, the most talked-about education book of 2012 and a New York Times Top 10 bestseller. Tough brings together a wide range of research on the long-term success of children. He concludes that the keys to such success go beyond skills and mastering subjects. Perseverance, self-control, optimism, and other character traits are crucial also—and it is possible, at home, in school, and in community programs, to develop those traits. Tough authoredthe acclaimed 2008 book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He has written frequently for the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker and is a reporter and producer for the national radio program “This American Life.”

Tough’s conversation with Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, will be followed by a panel discussion with leaders of child development efforts in local schools and the community.

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  • Eckstein Hall
  • 1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
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