Reviews and other press for When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise. 




March 9, 2018
Pointing the finger at educational inequality…by Nina MacLaughlin, The Boston Globe. 

March 8, 2018
When Grit Isn’t Enough. Interview with Guy Rathbun on PRX Radio’s Ideasphere – A Platform for Today’s Voices.

March 6, 2018
Exceptions Aren’t the Rule: When Grit Isn’t Enough. Interview with Doug Storm on WFHB’s Interchange.

February 19, 2018
False Promises: Is Promoting College a Disservice for Some Students? Book Review by Emily Kaplan, The Progressive. 

January 5, 2018
How Inequality Thwarts the Promise of College for All. Interview with Diana Divecha, Greater Good Magazine – University of California, Berkeley.

November 27, 2017
If you don’t have money for college, how far can ‘grit’ get you? Interview with Kerri Miller and Julia Franz, Minnesota Public Radio – MPR News with Kerri Miller.

October 31, 2017
When Grit Isn’t Enough, C-SPAN2 Broadcast of October 31st book talk at Harvard University, C-SPAN2 – BookTV.

October 20, 2017
Educator Linda Nathan Takes on Systemic Racism on Campus, Q and A with Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Christian Science Monitor.

October 19, 2017
Grit Isn’t Enough to Help Students Overcome Poverty–And It’s Time to Stop Pretending that It Is, excerpt published on Alternet.

October 18, 2017
Principal: ‘Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.’ Q and A with the Answer Sheet’s Valerie Strauss, Washington Post.

October 16, 2017
Why Grit Isn’t Enough, Radio Boston interview with Meghna Chakrabarti.

October 9, 2017
Erasing Inequality from Our Public Schools, Metro US.

October 12, 2017
Author Probes Difficulties in Graduating from College, Bay State Banner.

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