Richard Weissbourd talks about his new report, “The Children We Mean to Raise.” The report finds that children are more concerned with achievement than with being a good person, and that they believe their parents are also more concerned about achievement or happiness than caring for others.

The interview, conducted by Matt Weber, is part of the EdCast podcast put out by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

In “Competitive Kids: College admissions game starts early,” Hillary Levey Friedman wrote for Ed Next about parents who devote time and resources to competitive activities for youngsters in hopes of gaining an edge in college admissions.

– Education Next

Last updated July 11, 2014