How many times have you heard that children need to experience failure sometimes because they learn from it? Asks the Washington Post. Well, maybe not. Here’s a different view from Alfie Kohn, the author of 12 books about education and human behavior, explains why this has become a problem when it comes to school reform. His books include “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and “Feel-Bad Education... And Other Contrarian Essays on Children & Schooling.” He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at

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