I just got back from our screening of the independent documentary "Race to Nowhere". It documents the stress that students are undergoing in schools today and the sometime deadly results. Thought provoking.
It was really an eye opener to me. I was amazed to learn about the level of homework that is typical in school today, even in grade school. I don't remember that at all for myself and not even that much for my own children. But it seems that the way to get into the college of choice is to rack up as many AP classes and extracurricular involvement as possible.