Episode 25: Lenora Chu
At what point is the price of preparing children for academic excellence simply too high? To answer this question, Lenora Chu spent years investigating the Chinese educational system, spurred in no small part by her son’s experiences in a public school in Shanghai. Based on her findings, Lenora subsequently wrote the best-selling and hard-hitting exploration of China’s educational system in a global perspective, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve. On this episode, Lenora discusses the challenges of writing a book with such personal subject matter as well as the main takeaways from her up-close comparisons of the U.S. and Chinese educational systems. Enjoyed this episode? Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and follow @taforta on Twitter.