Study: Should kids be pushed to get straight A’s?


Should you push your kids to get straight A’s?

A recent New York Times op-ed written by psychologist Adam Grant said it is wrong to connect perfect GPAs with more successful lives.

Grant argues that important skills like creativity and leadership aren’t tied to a report card.

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“If you goal is to get straight A’s, you spend so much time studying that you haven’t built your leadership skills, your experience of collaboration, and over time those skills become increasingly important,” he said.

The author added that students should study less, embrace extracurricular experiences and take classes outside of their comfort zones.

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