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October 10, 2002

Free Reads -- Self-Esteem Redux

Friedrich --

Andrew Sullivan has a good time connecting Robert Torricelli's resignation from the NJ Senate race and the recent announcement that self-esteem can be a bad thing, here.

Sample passage:

Friends of mine who teach today's college students are constantly complaining about the high self-esteem of their students. When the kids have been told from Day One that they can do no wrong, when every grade in high school is assessed so as to make the kid feel good, rather than to give an accurate measure of his work, the student can develop self-worth dangerously unrelated to the objective truth.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at October 10, 2002




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