When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise, by Linda F. Nathan
Friday, February 8, 2019—Noon to 1:00pm
State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341, Massachusetts State House
When Grit Isn’t Enough examines the major myths that inform our ideas about education, including the assumptions that college is for all, that race doesn’t matter in higher education, and that hard work and determination are enough to guarantee success. In her book, Dr. Nathan explores the ways in which educators can better serve and support low-income, disadvantaged, and first-generation students.
In addition to When Grit Isn’t Enough, Dr. Nathan is the author of the widely praised book The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test: Lessons from an Innovative Urban School. Dr. Nathan has previously served as the founding Headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy, Co-Director of Fenway High School, Faculty Director of the Creative Educational Leadership Institute at the Boston University School of Education, and Special Advisor to the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. Dr. Nathan consults nationally and internationally as a mentor to educators on issues of educational reform, leadership and teaching with a commitment to equity, and the critical role of arts and creativity in schools.
At the conclusion of her talk, Dr. Nathan will be selling and signing copies of When Grit Isn’t Enough ($18, payable by credit card only). We encourage you to register in advance, and we look forward to seeing you on February 8th at the State Library.
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