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#1548: "Hyper Education" | The Best Of Our Knowledge
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There is a small but growing world of high-achievement education giving rise to after-school learning centers, spelling bees, and math competitions.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the trend towards “hyper-education.”

We’ll also spend an Academic Minute with childhood anxiety.

Can there be too much education and, if so, is it a bad thing? The answer to that question is the thing Dr. Pawan Dhingra is searching for in his new book called “Hyper Education – Why Good Schools, Good Grades and Good Behavior Are Not Enough”. Pawan Dhingra is a sociologist and a Professor of American Studies at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. We spoke about why he took on education in overdrive.