by Pawan Dhingra
Reviewed by Linda:
Pawan Dhingra, a sociologist at Amherst College, has written an up-close look at the education arms race of after-school learning, academic competitions, and the perceived failure of even our best schools to educate children. He considers the experiences and attitudes of Asian American families as well as those white families who share their interest in supplemental education. His findings, which will be of interest to parents, educators, and the community at large, take us beyond stereotypes to understand the deeper causes behind the move toward hyper education, and offers ideas to improve the experiences of children.
Visit our Local Author Interviews page to view a recorded interview with the author from May 27, 2020.