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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Non-Cog Skills Are Important
Below is an excellent episode of "This American Life" which focuses on Heckman's work on non-cognitive skills, or soft skills, or personality, or whatever you would like to call it on life outcomes. Among the many gems in the episode includes some great insight into the failures of the historical ways in which we removed kids from the classroom for "special-ed".