Thursday, February 3, 2011

Colbert and the tiger mom

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1 comment:

  1. It could be all about China.

    * If the book were published 20 years ago, it may not be that popular as China was still weak.

    * The parents may be afraid the next generation cannot compete with China/India. It is quite true and most tests require analytical thinking. When 6 of 10 black/Hispanic drop out in high school and they will be the majority, we do not have a future.

    * They argue Chinese will not have good team members and/or genius like the founders of Microsoft, Facebook… Actually China has schools for genius. The reason is no protection on intelligent property today, but it will change.

    The only major problem in this strict parenting is the high college kids’ suicidal rate and some may be not happy of their accomplishments in life.