Dear Mr. Kohn, Ms. Hemphill, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Galivan, Ms. Kalish, Ms. Pope -- who contributed to a recent New York Times feature, "Stress and the High School Student":
Your position that American high school students have "too much work" is laughable. Please know that an average American student is unbelievably lazy compared to an average East Asian student. This laziness is harming American economy's global competitiveness. And it is precisely your coddling, "our-children-are-too-stressed" attitude that fosters the growth of a generation of ninnies who are afraid of intellectual challenges and hard work. Short of being driven to suicide, there is no such thing as "too much work."
[A series on education will come out soon.]
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