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Ep. 69 | How We Can Fix Education For Children -- Dr. Peter Gray

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Release Date: 03/16/2021

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Zach speaks with Peter Gray about how American schools are failing kids, and how to reverse the tide!

Peter Gray, Ph.D. is a research professor at Boston College, is author of:

Free to Learn (Basic Books) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKX5BBG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition). https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Peter-Gray/dp/1429258667

He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University.

His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. He a founding member of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education and a founding board member of the nonprofit Let Grow.

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