Dr Sowell certainly hits many key features of education, primarily that of parental involvement. But I have a few reservations about the Tiger Parent model for student success. I currently teach at a university in Korea (the southern one), and I hope that the fanaticism rampant in Korean education does not take root in America. Here, I see adolescent students with almost no personal interests, no hobbies, no opinions, and a fear of having opinions lest they be 'incorrect.' Severe pressure to be perfect has obscured any personal development, anything that does not lead to a higher test score is considered useless. Independent thinking is crushed under relentless demands for perfection. I hope we avoid this extreme.