I see this debate strewn across the casual world. Parents complain about the high pressure we place on kids. Teachers bemoan how the standards keep increasing. We point at other countries like Finland. Then on the other side we have plenty of the opposite. Programs purchased by parents guaranteeing an early reader. Praise for the intelligence and skill of our kids if they just try or get the right education. The importance of preparing them for a competitive future. So... Which is it? Where do you stand?