How Helping Students Get Comfortable With Failure Can Increase Economic Equity

Getting Smart 

Here’s something we’ve asked ourselves time and again over the years we’ve taught and mentored high school students:

How do we explain that big dreams often are accompanied by minor setbacks — or even failures — without discouraging them from dreaming big?

It’s a challenge in every classroom, but none more so than those in schools with predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged students — like Rich Township High School District 227 in Richton Park, Illinois, where we teach and mentor students in entrepreneurship education courses...

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