We start a brand new class in the public schools, running from kindergarten all the way through high school. It's called "Middle Class Values." And Mom's got to take the class, too -- because she fails to understand what deferred gratification is.Once upon a time, the common schools implicitly did that -- that is, until the cultural studies types decided that "privileging" the mode of behavior of successful people had more negative than positive effects. By their fruits shall ye know them.
(Cross-posted to 50 Book Challenge.)