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In an editorial in Education Week (February 1, 2012), Angel Perez, a dean of admissions at Pitzer College, shared her concern that students arrive at college without knowing how to fail. She observed...
"I've spent enough time in high schools to know teenagers will never be perfect. They do silly things, mess up, fall down, and lack confidence. The ability to bounce back is a fundamental life skill students have to learn on their own. The lessons of failure can't be taught in the classroom; they are experienced and reflected upon.... Failure is about growth, learning, overcoming, and moving on. Let's allow young people to fail."
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