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Perrot Library and Eastern Middle School PTA Team-up for a Conversation with Award-winning Reporter/Author of “Never Enough”

In Never Enough, Jennifer Wallace investigates the deep roots of toxic achievement culture and finds out what we must do to fight back. Drawing on interviews with families, educators, and an original survey of nearly 6,000 parents, she exposes how the pressure to perform is not a matter of parental choice but baked into our larger society and spurred by increasing income inequality and dwindling opportunities. As a result, children are increasingly absorbing the message that they have no value outside of their accomplishments, a message that is reinforced by the media and greater culture at large. Continue Reading →

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