Paul Tough

3 articles

Who Gets to Graduate?

Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students usually don’t. How one school is trying to intervene.


A Speck in the Sea

John Aldridge fell overboard in the middle of the night, 40 miles from shore, and the Coast Guard was looking in the wrong place. How did he survive?


Obama vs. Poverty

As a young community organizer in Chicago, Barack Obama concluded that to make a real difference, he needed to gain power. A look at how that plan has worked thus far.