The Transylvania Times -

By Barbara Grimm
Everyday Education 

Students Need 'True Grit' To Succeed In Life

 


In the 1969 version of the movie, “True Grit,” 14-year-old Mattie Ross (played by Kim Darby) looks up at the irascible Rooster Cogburn (played by John Wayne) and says, “They tell me you are a man with true grit,” as she attempts to find the man that will help to avenge her father’s death. What was she looking for? Someone who wouldn’t give up. Someone who wouldn’t faint when times became too difficult. Someone who wouldn’t quit the course no matter the hardships. In recent years, “grit” has become the word used by both parents and educators in predicting a child’s futu...



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