One of the few times conservatives have agreed with President Barack Obama is when he said that parents should “turn off the TV, put away the video games, and read to their child.” Across the political spectrum, many of us parents worry about video games rotting our kids’ brains and turning their bodies into flab. So USA Today education reporter Greg Toppo is swimming against the cultural tides when he argues, in his new book, that “digital play can make our kids smarter.” In this edition of the Education Next book club, Mike Petrilli asks Greg to make the case that, as he put it in his title, The Game Believes in You.
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Last updated May 21, 2015