Why Not Fail?: Children, Grades and Self Esteem

Neal Conan, Talk of The Nation:

Some British schools want to erase “Failure” off report cards — in favor of “deferred success. The idea is to spare the self-esteem of struggling or indifferen students. But is a good self-image the product of praise or real achievement? Neal Conan and guests discuss what really builds self-esteem in children.