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The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner

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Afterword to the Paperback Edition

SINCE THE HARDBACK publication of this book, I have traveled all over the United States speaking to a wide variety of audiences—state school superintendents, educators and parents from both public and independent schools, and community, philanthropic, business, and military leaders. I have also had opportunities to speak with leadership groups in the Middle and Far East. From Bahrain to Taiwan, from Wall Street to West Point, the response has been remarkably consistent. Almost without exception, diverse audiences have affirmed the importance of the Seven Survival Skills and shared my concern that the majority of students are leaving high school without the skills that matter most—even in those districts that ...

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