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What Drives Indian Parents To Push Their Kids

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In certain circles, education has shifted from acing the 3 Rs to an arms race for the best test scores and top spots on select sports teams. Pawan Dhingra is a sociologist and Professor of American Studies at Amherst College, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the rise of the competitive student, the industry of tutors and activities built up around the idea, and how class and social status play into the phenomenon. His book is “Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough.”