This book was pretty interesting, but it was structured weird. It was basically four stories, one about KIPP and other charter schools, one about problem schools in inner cities, one about problems that affluent (basically uber rich) kids face, and then a huge section on chess clubs. I was hoping for more about early childhood education, and that's where the book starts, by talking about tools of the mind preschool programs. (Which I love the idea of and WHY DON'T THEY HAVE A LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS GARGH ARGH /end rant) It was really mostly about how to fix problems that are already happening from lackluster parenting. So, interesting read, but useless for me. Actually, probably useless for anyone that would actually pick up this book.