With these words of advice to parents, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust surprised the Aspen Ideas Festival: “Make your children interesting!” If that’s the trajectory to “success,” it should make parents, teachers, and schools question whether the current system is helping to foster an interesting life for kids.

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Simple advice from the president of America’s most venerable university Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > ASPEN, Colo.-Everyone knows how to get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice. But what about how to get into the nation’s most venerable university?



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