How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character - Chapter Two: How To Build Character Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Two: How To Build Character Summary and Analysis

In the mid 1990s, Yale graduate David Levin began working on a new school of teaching. Within a few years, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) was born in the Bronx, New York. Levin recruited a classroom of Hispanic and black students from the worst-performing schools in New York and promised their parents a bright, academic future complete with college graduation. As the years passed, the students at KIPP performed well, far better than the students' academic histories would have led researchers to believe. When ninety percent of KIPP's flagship class left for college, many thought Levin was a hero, solving unsolvable educational problems. As time passed, however, more and more of Levin's students dropped out of college, so that by the year 2003, when 90 percent of his flagship class should have...

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