Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Korean Tiger Moms

Notions of child abuse keep expanding. According to a NY Times op-ed:
The world may look to South Korea as a model for education — its students rank among the best on international education tests — but the system’s dark side casts a long shadow. Dominated by Tiger Moms, cram schools and highly authoritarian teachers, South Korean education produces ranks of overachieving students who pay a stiff price in health and happiness. The entire program amounts to child abuse. It should be reformed and restructured without delay.
Maybe someday pressuring your child to succeed will be illegal.

1 comment:

Bob Wallace said...

You have to take into account racial differences. The abuse that ant-like Asians tolerate would not work at all on whites.