I’ve been pretty critical of the dangerous misuse of Social Emotional Emotional Learning Skills (see my Washington Post pieces,  Why schools should not grade character traits and The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning).

But my critiques are softballs compared to David Denby’s hot-off-the-press article in The New Yorker titled The Limits of “Grit.”

I agree with almost all of the key points he makes.  And I have nothing against going for the jugular sometimes.

However, maybe I’m just getting soft as I grow older – some of the rhetoric in the piece seems a little over-heated.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”