Paul Tough

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Achievement Gap
  • Character education
  • College graduation rates
  • Low-income students

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why,” which will be published on May 24 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. His previous book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character,” spent more than a year on The New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists and was translated into 27 languages. His first book was “Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.” Tough is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the public-radio program “This American Life.” His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, GQ and Esquire.