The Problem With a Culture of Excellence

by Bettina Chang from Pacific Standard Speak with anyone about student success in America and race will either enter the discussion early or be the increasingly difficult-to-ignore elephant in a cramped room. In 2011, when the Wall Street Journal excerpted Amy Chua’s book,Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, trumpeting Chinese-style parenting (characterized as strict, harsh, and withholding) over…