Paul Tough is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He is an editor at the New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, poverty and politics, including cover stories on the Harlem Children’s Zone, the post-Katrina school system in New Orleans, and No Child Left Behind and charter schools. He has worked as an editor at Harper’s Magazine and as the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine of first-person correspondence, and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life,” where he reported, most recently, on the parents enrolled in the Harlem Children Zone’s Baby College. His writing has appeared in Slate, Esquire, GQ, and the New Yorker. He lives with his wife and son in New York City. Paul Tough is a member of Middle Collegiate Church.
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Paul Tough on “This American Life.”