What did Mr. Gradgrind do wrong when raising his children?

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I think that Gradgrind's fundamental problem in raising his children is that he pursued a philosophy that unfairly embraced the emphasis on end product and success, as opposed to any other criteria that he would consider "fancy."  The quantifiable, the material, and the empirical is the end to which Gradgrind assigns...

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