Excellent comments. Kids here just don't have free time. After regular school it's one private cram school after another, coming home after 10:00 PM, then their parents have them spend another 3-4 hours at study. Every day. I know of a woman who was upset that her granddaughter didn't study at all on Christmas. Schools have no sports, clubs, anything. Obesity is becoming a problem. Kids arrive at college having never known the resposibility of being on a sports team or learned to balance their study time with other activities. My students learn facts quickly, but hesitate to evaluate them, they just never did it in their earlier schooling. Yes we have our problems, but I dont' want to see this in America.