Pushed Too Hard – (Lecture Topic)

PUSHED TOO HARD:  Parenting in an Achievement-Crazy Culture What does it mean to say we want our kids to be "successful"? In some neighborhoods, that word translates as making higher grades and test scores than other people's children . . . so they'll be accepted by elite colleges . . . so they'll get high-paying jobs . . . so ... Read More

Gleanings #2: Fresh Writings on the Achievement Gap

Almost as much as one yearns for a solution to the achievement gap, one searches for a fresh way of thinking about this problem. Most of what’s published seems awfully familiar by now, so it’s worth celebrating the exceptions. In this installment of the occasional feature called Gleanings, we mention some recent books and articles . . . (Read More)