Daughter Knows Best

May 09 2011

My daughter, Kerry, like most college-bound high school juniors, is about to take her SATs. Watching her prepare, I find myself on board with the movement to reduce academic anxiety in kids. In her new film Race to Nowhere, a mother named Vicki Abeles examines the high-stakes culture that has invaded some schools, creating unhealthy, unprepared, and stressed-out youth. To address the problem, places such as Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill have gone as far as eliminating that crown jewel of the college application, the Advanced Placement course. But even as I plead with Kerry to take it easy, she keeps the pressure on herself. What’s a father to do when his daughter is the responsible one?

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