The Harvard admissions committee has spoken. Amy Chua is “old school” and her daughters appear to be thriving. Has her story nudged any readers to raise their game and spend more time monitoring their kids and engaging in “tough love”? How will a sociologist conduct such an event study to test this claim? Will any parents who were revolted by Professor Chua’s story respond by engaging in less “tough love”? Such defiance is always interesting.
Now, Professor Chua could be a pinch tougher on herself. Here is her citation count. One of Cass Sunstein’s papers generates more cites than all of her papers alone. I apologize for pointing this out but I am also “old school”.