A Tale of Two Failures…
I’m a little late to the party, but this is the first of two separate posts I’ve written about the whole “Tiger Mom”controversy:
I was in a celebratory mood. Not an hour before, Iâ€™d walked across the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., welcomed the piece of paper declaring my new standing as a high school graduate, and thrown up my mortarboard with joy, flinging away four years of late nights, stressful exams, endless cram sessions, more than a few heartaches, and everything else that went along with attending a competitive public high school in the suburbs of our Nationâ€™s Capital.
I was still feeling giddy at dinner with my family at a posh steakhouse when my father revealed what he had been carrying in his head and heart. â€œI consider your high school experience a failure,â€ he intoned, straight-faced and stern.
(You can read the full post at TheHighCalling.org.)