Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

Media

Selected Print Articles and Interviews

As Inequities in Higher Ed Grow, So Does the Need To Address Them

By Rebecca T. Miller, School Library Journal, October 23, 2019

By Rebecca T. Miller, School Library Journal, October 23, 2019

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74 Interview: Class, Race & The Pursuit of College. Veteran Journalist Paul Tough Addresses Higher Ed Admissions, Mobility Myths and What His Critics at the College Board Get Wrong

Interview with Greg Toppo, The 74, October 16, 2019

Interview with Greg Toppo, The 74, October 16, 2019

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Is meritocracy making everyone miserable?

Louis Menand, The New Yorker, September 30, 2019

Louis Menand, The New Yorker, September 30, 2019

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America’s top colleges are not the engines of social mobility they say they are

Jenny Anderson, Quartz, September 13, 2019

Jenny Anderson, Quartz, September 13, 2019

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College, Calculus, and the Problem With the SAT

Interview with Vera Titunik, Wired, September 11, 2019

Interview with Vera Titunik, Wired, September 11, 2019

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Is College Merely Helping Those Who Need Help Least?

Review by Tara Westover, New York Times, September 11, 2019

Review by Tara Westover, New York Times, September 11, 2019

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Colleges Reinforce Inequality Rather than Social Mobility, New Book Argues

Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge, September 9, 2019

Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge, September 9, 2019

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Selected Radio/Podcast Interviews

Paul Tough – The Years That Matter Most

Interview with Blake McVey, “Book Talk,” WYPL (Memphis), October 26, 2019

Interview with Blake McVey, “Book Talk,” WYPL (Memphis), October 26, 2019

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What Does The SAT Really Measure?

Interview with Krys Boyd, “Think,” KERA (Dallas), September 23, 2019

Interview with Krys Boyd, “Think,” KERA (Dallas), September 23, 2019

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How College Makes Or Breaks Us

Interview with Doug Fabrizio, “RadioWest,” KUER Radio Salt Lake City, September 20. 2019

Interview with Doug Fabrizio, “RadioWest,” KUER Radio Salt Lake City, September 20. 2019

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Journalist Paul Tough On His New Book ‘How College Makes Or Breaks Us’

Interview with Jennifer White, Morning Shift, WBEZ Chicago, September 17, 2019

Interview with Jennifer White, Morning Shift, WBEZ Chicago, September 17, 2019

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Interview with DeRay Mckesson

Pod Save the People, September 17, 2019

Pod Save the People, September 17, 2019

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College Admissions and Privilege

Radio Times, WHYY Radio Philadelphia, September 12, 2019

Radio Times, WHYY Radio Philadelphia, September 12, 2019

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The Value Of College, Considered

Jefferson Exchange, Jefferson Public Radio, September 11, 2019

Jefferson Exchange, Jefferson Public Radio, September 11, 2019

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Selected Video Clips

Is college education as valuable as it once was to students?

Interview with Kristen Sze and Reggie Aqui, “Midday Live,” KGO San Francisco, October 2, 2019

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Paul Tough on PBS Newshour

Admissions scandal highlights ‘disconnect’ between colleges’ message and action

Interview with Amna Nawaz, “PBS Newshour,” September 13, 2019

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Paul Tough on Amanpour & Company

Paul Tough on Inequality in Higher Education

Interview with Michel Martin, “Amanpour & Co.,” PBS, September 12, 2019

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Helping Children Succeed

Paul Tough discusses his third book, Helping Children Succeed, at the Montauk School in 2016.

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Paul Tough – Special Address at WISE 2014

Paul Tough speaks at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, November 2014

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Who Finishes College?

Paul Tough moderates a panel at the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference, with panelists Jeff Nelson, David Laude, and Catherine Ntube. September 2014.

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How Low-Income Students Struggle at College

Paul Tough discusses his New York Times Magazine cover story on college completion on “Morning Joe,” MSNBC, May 2014.

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Paul Tough at the 2014 Champion of Children event

Paul Tough interviewed by Fred Andrle at the 2014 Champion of Children event in Columbus, Ohio, sponsored by the United Way of Central Ohio. February 2014.

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Paul Tough on Fox and Friends

Paul Tough on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News Channel, February 2013.

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